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The International Council on Mining and Minerals (ICMM) has published a new global standard on managing mine waste facilities following a series of high-fatality accidents involving tailings dams. The highly anticipated global standard was developed in tandem with the United Nations (UN) with the aim of...

Copper producers around the world have moved to halt or cut back operations and slow construction projects of the bellwether metal as the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak continues. In South America, where the bulk of the world’s copper is produced, several mining giants have announced various...

Rio Tinto and several of its large diversified rivals managed to further increase profit margins and cash flows during the 2018 financial year, according to a recent Fitch Solutions report. The report outlined how improved financial performances were a result of miners streamlining their operations, cutting...