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LATEST Base metals  

Zinc breaks through $3 000 barrier

As metals rally gathers pace.

Electric-car revolution is shaking up the biggest metals markets

Producers of copper, cobalt, aluminum to benefit from changes.

LATEST Coal  

Num threatens strike action in coal sector over wages

Chamber of Mines given until Wednesday to change current wage offer.

SA coal exports up 6.5% in six months to September

Coal exports at 37.8 million tonnes.

LATEST Diamonds and gems  

163-carat diamond sells for $34m, still disappoints

Diamond the largest of its kind ever auctioned.

De Beers JV to close four Namibian mines by 2022

The mines affected are Elizabeth Bay Mine, Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal.

Exxon is spending $1bn a year to research green energy

Oil major unlikely to commercialise projects in next decade.

Oil hits highest since mid-2015 as Opec sticks to supply deal

Saudi Arabia and Russia considering extending oil cut agreement to potentially cover all of next year.

Lonmin community wants operations suspended on social failings

Bapo Ba Mogale say Lonmin has circumvented compliance willfully and purposefully.

Mining communities ask to join case against Mining Charter

Mining-affected communities want input in drafting new rules.

LATEST Exploration  

Russia’s Rosgeo in $400m deal to drill for SA gas

Agreement will help in building reserves.

Can development minerals avoid abuses and fuel African growth?

"Development minerals" - ranging from limestone to granite - could help Africa fuel its own economic growth.

LATEST Gold  

Scientists find $1.8m worth of gold in Swiss wastewater

Concentrations high enough to consider recycling, study shows.

Gold heading for worst weekly run of the year

Increasing rates are ‘bad news’ for the market, Takai says.

Iron ore sinks as ‘peak steel’ call, supply angst rattle market

Benchmark price drops into the $60s after a four-day tumble.

Iron ore at risk of further losses as price tumbles to July low

The steel-making raw material is in retreat after a slew of negative outlooks.

Harmony Gold’s Kusasalethu mine hit by wildcat strike

Strike triggered by axing of Amcu leaders.

Protesters disrupt Lonmin’s platinum mines

Miner increases security at mines.

LATEST Mining Indaba  

Junior miners to watch in Africa

Mining analyst Duncan Hughes looks into Triton, Lucapa and Danakali.

Substantive news on the way for silicosis settlement

We expect to make a big announcement this year - Briggs.

Protests test tribal authority on SA’s platinum belt

A new power struggle is unfolding in South Africa's old homelands.

Implats says 2 500 jobs at risk, potentially more

Due to severe financial pressures at Impala Rustenburg.

LATEST Silver  

Metals enjoy longest rally in seven years as low rates lure cash

Aluminum, lead and silver gain more than 14% in first quarter.

Silver seen climbing faster than gold as Yellen wakens bulls

Metal is ‘substantially undervalued’ versus peer, Gregersen says.

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