Category: Iron Ore

Andes Iron and Chilean ME enter conciliation process over $2.5-billion project

Attorneys from Antofagasta’s First Environmental Tribunal, together with company executives, researchers and conservation experts, visited, flew over and sailed around the site where Andes Iron’s Dominga mine and port project would be located, in the central Coquimbo region. The trip...

/ February 13, 2018

Anglo takes down South Africa sale sign and may even buy

(Bloomberg) — Anglo American Plc raised the possibility that it could start buying assets in South Africa, the latest sign of how much has changed in two years, when the miner was focused on selling. “We no longer have any for...

/ February 6, 2018

Brazilian prosecutors say Anglo’s sale of Amapa iron ore shady

Brazilian prosecutors said Anglo American’s (LON:AAL) sale of its 70% stake in the Amapá iron ore operation in Brazil to Swiss group Zamin Ferrous in late 2013 was full of irregularities, suggesting the miner offloaded the asset to avoid paying...

/ February 2, 2018

As global economy hums, Davos turns bullish on commodities

The last two editions of the World Economic Forum were somber affairs for oil industry chieftains and commodities tycoons. The consensus in Davos was that oil was going to stay low, OPEC would fail to lift prices, and the mining...

/ January 29, 2018

Anglo's Brazil iron ore expansion a go

Anglo American on Friday received long-awaited environmental permits that pave the way for the world’s number four diversified miner to expand its Minas-Rio iron ore mine in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. Reuters reports state environmental regulator Semad granted...

/ January 27, 2018

Canada’s Gahcho Kue diamond mine boosts Anglo American output, but cooper flat

Global miner Anglo America (LON:AAL) saw its output climb 5% last year thanks mainly to its diamond and iron ore divisions, though copper production remained flat. The company said output at its diamond unit, De Beers, climbed 22% compared with...

/ January 26, 2018

BHP second-quarter iron ore output up 3 pct, maintains forecast

Jan 18 (Reuters) – Global miner BHP on Thursday reported a 3 percent rise in second-quarter iron ore production year over year and said it expects to meet its full-year target as prices for the steelmaking ingredient outperform forecasts. BHP’s...

/ January 18, 2018

Rio Tinto 2017 iron ore exports up 1 percent, maintains 2018 guidance

Jan 16 (Reuters) – Global miner Rio Tinto, on Tuesday reported a 1 percent rise in iron ore shipments for 2017 to 330.1 million tonnes, meeting its guidance. The world’s no. 2 miner of iron ore, a raw material in...

/ January 17, 2018

Brazilian miner Vale ordered to repair environmental damage

RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 15 (Reuters) – A Brazilian court on Monday ordered the world’s largest iron ore miner Vale SA to repair environmental damages its operations caused in land belonging to a community of descendants of escaped slaves in...

/ January 16, 2018

Australia's Port Hedland clearing out ships as Cyclone Joyce intensifies

SYDNEY, Jan 11 (Reuters) – Australia’s Port Hedland iron ore terminal expects to clear all remaining vessels from its harbour by 1030 GMT as a safety measure after a tropical cyclone intensified off the nation’s western coast on Thursday, Pilbara...

/ January 12, 2018

BHP to fund $181m for more Samarco dam cleanup

BHP has agreed to fund a total of up to US$181 million (BHP Billiton Brasil Ltda (BHP Brasil) share) in financial support for the Renova Foundation and Samarco Mineração S.A. (Samarco) until 30 June 2018. An amount of US$133 million...

/ December 23, 2017

Iron ore, coking coal prices are soaring

Steelmaking raw materials made strong gains on Monday as Chinese mills, responsible for half the world’s steel output, restock ahead of the resumption of full production at the end of winter. The Northern China import price of 62% Fe content...

/ December 19, 2017