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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This Morning in Metals: Rio Tinto, union resume negotiations at BC Works

This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto this week returning to the negotiating table with the union representing workers at the BC Works aluminum smelter; meanwhile, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported multifactor productivity fell in 61 of the 84 m…

This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto this week returning to the negotiating table with the union representing workers at the BC Works aluminum smelter; meanwhile, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported multifactor productivity fell in 61 of the 84 manufacturing industries in 2019; and, lastly, miner BHP earlier this month reported its financial results...

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This Morning in Metals: Rio Tinto, Komatsu collaborate on zero-emission mining haulage solutions

This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto announced it is working with Komatsu to develop zero-emission mining haulage solutions; meanwhile, Norsk Hydro announced new investments in North America; and, lastly, U.S. steel prices continue to rise, although …

This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto announced it is working with Komatsu to develop zero-emission mining haulage solutions; meanwhile, Norsk Hydro announced new investments in North America; and, lastly, U.S. steel prices continue to rise, although the pace of gains has slowed somewhat. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly...

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This Morning in Metals: Rio Tinto commits $2.4B in funding for Serbia lithium project

This morning in metals news: miner Rio Tinto said it had committed funding of $2.4 billion toward the Jadar lithium-borates project in Serbia; meanwhile, the U.S. international trade in goods deficit rose in June; and, finally, the United States Intern…

This morning in metals news: miner Rio Tinto said it had committed funding of $2.4 billion toward the Jadar lithium-borates project in Serbia; meanwhile, the U.S. international trade in goods deficit rose in June; and, finally, the United States International Trade Commission determined imports of metal lockers from China materially injure U.S. industry. Want MetalMiner...

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This Morning in Metals: Steel Dynamics to invest in four new value-added flat rolled steel coating lines

This morning in metals news: Steel Dynamics Inc. released its second-quarter results, during which it tallied $4.5 billion in net sales; Nucor Corporation also released its Q2 results; and, lastly, miner Rio Tinto signed a renewable energy agreement in…

This morning in metals news: Steel Dynamics Inc. released its second-quarter results, during which it tallied $4.5 billion in net sales; Nucor Corporation also released its Q2 results; and, lastly, miner Rio Tinto signed a renewable energy agreement in Madagascar. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers...

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This Morning in Metals: Rio Tinto reports Q2 production results

This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto reported its Q2 production results; U.S. unemployment rates were down in seven states in June; and, lastly, the U.S. once again led the way in petroleum and natural gas production last year. You want more MetalMin…

This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto reported its Q2 production results; U.S. unemployment rates were down in seven states in June; and, lastly, the U.S. once again led the way in petroleum and natural gas production last year. You want more MetalMiner on your terms. Sign up for weekly email updates here. Rio Tinto...

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This Morning in Metals: Rio Tinto, POSCO sign climate MoU

This morning in metals news: miner Rio Tinto and POSCO, South Korea’s largest steel producer, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work toward a low-carbon-emission steel value chain; meanwhile, Steel Dynamics announced plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2050; and, lastly, U.S. job openings were little changed in May from the previous month….

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This morning in metals news: miner Rio Tinto and POSCO, South Korea’s largest steel producer, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to work toward a low-carbon-emission steel value chain; meanwhile, Steel Dynamics announced plans to reach carbon neutrality by 2050; and, lastly, U.S. job openings were little changed in May from the previous month....

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This Morning in Metals: USMCA Labor Council convenes for first time

This morning in metals news: as laid out in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the USMCA Labor Council convened for the first time; meanwhile, the Energy Information Administration reported on potential electricity disruptions this summ…

This morning in metals news: as laid out in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the USMCA Labor Council convened for the first time; meanwhile, the Energy Information Administration reported on potential electricity disruptions this summer; and, lastly, Rio Tinto declared force majeure at one of its operations. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth...

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This Morning in Metals: Rio Tinto, Schneider Electric sign MoU aimed at decarbonization

This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto and Schneider Electric have signed a memorandum of understanding to “develop a circular and sustainable market ecosystem for both companies and their customers”; meanwhile, Norilsk Nickel announced it has begun production of carbon-neutral nickel; and, lastly, the city of Savannah, Georgia, is attempting an aluminum cup pilot program….

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This morning in metals news: Rio Tinto and Schneider Electric have signed a memorandum of understanding to “develop a circular and sustainable market ecosystem for both companies and their customers”; meanwhile, Norilsk Nickel announced it has begun production of carbon-neutral nickel; and, lastly, the city of Savannah, Georgia, is attempting an aluminum cup pilot program....

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This Morning in Metals: General Motors to help develop hydrogen fuel cell systems for aircraft

This morning in metals news: General Motors will collaborate with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop hydrogen fuel cell power generation systems for aircraft; meanwhile, the copper price continues to slide; and, lastly, Rio Tinto has opened a new scandium p…

This morning in metals news: General Motors will collaborate with Liebherr-Aerospace to develop hydrogen fuel cell power generation systems for aircraft; meanwhile, the copper price continues to slide; and, lastly, Rio Tinto has opened a new scandium plant in Canada. The MetalMiner Best Practice Library offers a wealth of knowledge and tips to help buyers...

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