Oak Flat copper mine project in Arizona stalled amid tribal, public opposition

A deal is not a deal until it is done, goes the old adage. Mining projects are notorious for falling afoul due to presuming agreed terms will be played out as expected. The Financial Times reports on the conundrum BHP and Rio Tinto face in developing t…

A deal is not a deal until it is done, goes the old adage. Mining projects are notorious for falling afoul due to presuming agreed terms will be played out as expected. The Financial Times reports on the conundrum BHP and Rio Tinto face in developing the Oak Flat copper ore body in Arizona. Stay...

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Copper MMI: Copper prices continue to decline

The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) decreased by 3.4% in August, as forms of the metal included in the index dropped (with the exception of Chinese copper scrap). We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. Copper prices trend downward Similarly to the index, LME copper prices…

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The Copper Monthly Metals Index (MMI) decreased by 3.4% in August, as forms of the metal included in the index dropped (with the exception of Chinese copper scrap). We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice advice. Sign up here. Copper prices trend downward Similarly to the index, LME copper prices...

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ICSG: Copper mine production up 4.8% through May 2021

While copper mine supply concerns have cropped up of late — as MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns explained recently — output during the first five months of the year rose by 4.8%, the International Copper Study Group reported Friday. Receive the latest short-term and long-term outlook for the full range of industrial metals (base and ferrous) at…

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While copper mine supply concerns have cropped up of late — as MetalMiner’s Stuart Burns explained recently — output during the first five months of the year rose by 4.8%, the International Copper Study Group reported Friday. Receive the latest short-term and long-term outlook for the full range of industrial metals (base and ferrous) at...

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This Morning in Metals: SSAB touts world’s first ‘fossil-free’ steel

This morning in metals news: Sweden’s SSAB has hailed the delivery this week of its first shipment of fossil-free steel; copper prices have been sliding; and, lastly, electricity demand soared last week. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top of metals markets and buying…

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This morning in metals news: Sweden’s SSAB has hailed the delivery this week of its first shipment of fossil-free steel; copper prices have been sliding; and, lastly, electricity demand soared last week. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers stay on top of metals markets and buying...

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Copper caught in the summer doldrums

Dial back to the sentiment earlier this year and copper would be powering through $11,000 per metric ton with today’s fundamentals. However, it has spent much of the last month bobbing around the mid $9,500 per metric ton mark (currently sub-$9,400 for cash). We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice…

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Dial back to the sentiment earlier this year and copper would be powering through $11,000 per metric ton with today’s fundamentals. However, it has spent much of the last month bobbing around the mid $9,500 per metric ton mark (currently sub-$9,400 for cash). We’re offering timely emails with exclusive analyst commentary and some best practice...

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COMEX-LME copper arbitrage tells a story

After a barnstorming first quarter, the copper price appears to be bucking the wider bull market narrative by trading sideways in the second quarter. Yet there remains a strange disconnect between COMEX and the North American market and the LME and res…

After a barnstorming first quarter, the copper price appears to be bucking the wider bull market narrative by trading sideways in the second quarter. Yet there remains a strange disconnect between COMEX and the North American market and the LME and rest of the world. Receive the latest short-term and long-term outlook for the full...

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ICSG: Copper market in surplus through first four months of 2021

With all eyes on the labor situation at BHP’s Escondida copper mine — the world’s largest copper mine — global copper supply could get a lot tighter if the situation leads to a prolonged strike. In 2017, workers at the mine engaged in a 44-day strike. However, at least through the first four months of…

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With all eyes on the labor situation at BHP’s Escondida copper mine — the world’s largest copper mine — global copper supply could get a lot tighter if the situation leads to a prolonged strike. In 2017, workers at the mine engaged in a 44-day strike. However, at least through the first four months of...

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This Morning in Metals: US GDP rises by estimated 6.5% in Q2

This morning in metals news: according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. gross domestic product rose by an estimated 6.5% in the second quarter; meanwhile, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) commented on the Biden administration’s infrastructure deal; and, lastly, copper prices have found some support this week. MetalMiner should-cost models: Give your…

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This morning in metals news: according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. gross domestic product rose by an estimated 6.5% in the second quarter; meanwhile, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) commented on the Biden administration’s infrastructure deal; and, lastly, copper prices have found some support this week. MetalMiner should-cost models: Give your...

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MetalMiner experts talk steel, aluminum and more on ROTH Capital Partners webinar

MetalMiner experts recently joined ROTH Capital Partners for a webinar that covered a wide range of metals topics, including oil prices, macroeconomic trends, and insights into the aluminum, steel and copper markets. The webinar, which took place July …

MetalMiner experts recently joined ROTH Capital Partners for a webinar that covered a wide range of metals topics, including oil prices, macroeconomic trends, and insights into the aluminum, steel and copper markets. The webinar, which took place July 14, followed up on a previous MetalMiner-Roth webinar on May 20, 10 days after metals surged to...

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This Morning in Metals: GM sales in China rise 5.2% in Q2

This morning in metals news: General Motors reported strong Q2 sales in China; miner Anglo American said it had completed its first maritime biofuel trial; and, lastly, the copper price has trended sideways so far in July. Receive the latest short-term…

This morning in metals news: General Motors reported strong Q2 sales in China; miner Anglo American said it had completed its first maritime biofuel trial; and, lastly, the copper price has trended sideways so far in July. Receive the latest short-term and long-term outlook for the full range of industrial metals (base and ferrous) at...

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