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Copper: violent protests in Peru put 30% of production at risk

Copper: violent protests in Peru put 30% of production at risk

The resumption of violent protests in Peru is putting 30% of the world’s second largest copper supplier’s production at risk, at a time when global stocks are low and prices are high. One copper mine has been taken offline after protesters stormed the...
Ecuador: illegal mining is a threat to national security

Ecuador: illegal mining is a threat to national security

The government of Ecuador has declared illegal mining a threat to national security, saying it has connections to money laundering and arms trafficking. President Guillermo Lasso is trying to curb the growing illegal mining in various places in the South American...
Copper: US bans mining dealing a blow to Antofagasta project

Copper: US bans mining dealing a blow to Antofagasta project

The US Department of the Interior on Thursday blocked mining activity in part of north-eastern Minnesota for 20 years, the latest blow to the Antofagasta Pl copper and nickel mining project, but a necessary step to protect the state's vast network of interconnected...
Copper: Codelco’s production down in 2022

Copper: Codelco’s production down in 2022

Codelco president Maximo Pacheco said that Chile's state-owned company Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, will produce 172,000 less tonnes of copper in 2022, marking a drop of about 10 per cent compared to production in 2021. 77% of the reduction is due to...
Tin: prices recover thanks to China’s excess purchase

Tin: prices recover thanks to China’s excess purchase

The tin rollercoaster ride heads into the new year, promising more thrills and chills after a tumultuous performance in 2022. Three-month tin at the LME reached an all-time high of $51,000 per tonne in March before collapsing to $17,350 in October, when it was below...