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Horizonte aims to make vertical leap

It has a few things on these guys that could help it beat the odds. It’s backed by a major (Teck Resources...

Central/South America

12 NOVEMBER 2014

The Mick Davis dilemma

Paul Gait, Bernstein’s respected London-based minerals analyst, said vendors would hesitate to sell to...


05 NOVEMBER 2014

Nickel: a tale of two technologies

The processes for smelting copper and aluminium are fundamentally the same as they were a hundred years...


31 OCTOBER 2014

Reed to Sirius

Sandfire Resources NL chief operating officer (COO) Martin Reed has jumped ship to take on the COO role...


22 MARCH 2013

Metallurgy mistakes

No-one disputes BHP Billiton's status as the world's biggest mining company, but the deferral of the...



Getting closure

The social implications of mine or plant closure have not traditionally be considered to the same extent...


22 DECEMBER 2010

First Quantum sells Equinox stake for C$653 million

First Quantum Minerals Ltd has sold its 16% shareholding in Equinox Minerals Ltd for C$653 million (US$653...


12 NOVEMBER 2010

Ravensthorpe deal approved

First Quantum Minerals Ltd has confirmed the US$340 million deal to buy BHP Billiton's abandoned Ravensthorpe...


12 FEBRUARY 2010

First Quantum to buy Ravensthorpe for US$340 million

First Quantum Minerals Ltd has signed an agreement with BHP Billiton to buy the shuttered Ravensthorpe...


09 DECEMBER 2009

Strong balance sheet creates opportunities for BHP Billiton

BHP Billiton chief executive Marius Kloppers said his company's strong balance sheet could allow it to...


14 AUGUST 2009