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The Common Man: The Case for Copper and Zinc

Public perceptions expert and former print journalist Robert Simpson is trying his hand at investing in the junior mining space. Here he looks at why copper and zinc may be good bets.

Rio Tinto’s Jean-Sébastien Jacques: World on the Edge of a New Metals Age

This week was CESCO week in Santiago, Chile. It's one of the more notable events in the copper space, and at this year's conference, Rio Tinto's chief executive for copper and coal, Jean-Sébastien Jacques, shared his thoughts on the long-term outlook for copper and what the industry needs to be focused on right now.

Zambia Won’t Raise Mining Royalty to 20 Percent

Roughly four months after Barrick Gold halted operations at its Lumwana mine in Zambia due to higher royalties in the country, the government is set to change its decision on the royalty hike. Zambia’s cabinet has approved a proposal to drop the rate increase, according to a report from Bloomberg.

American CuMo Mining Hits ‘Major Stepping Stone’ at Idaho Project

American CuMo Mining has overcome a significant hurdle in the permitting process for its massive CuMo project in Idaho. The US Forest Service has released a draft supplemental decision notice, finding no significant impact, as well as a supplemental environmental assessment. The move will pave the way for completion of exploration work at CuMo.

5 Top Copper Stories for Q1 2015

At the start of 2015, analysts were predicting more of the same for copper prices this year, and that forecast wasn't far off. Still, there was certainly some news from the sector this quarter. Here's a look at some of the top stories from Copper Investing News from the first quarter of 2015.

Entree Gold CEO Gregory Crowe Sees Opportunity in Mongolia

Those who follow the copper space have no doubt heard of the Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia. However, there’s another company in the mix that not all market watchers may know about: Canada’s Entrée Gold. The Lookout Hill property completely surrounds the Oyu Tolgoi mining license, and Entrée has a 20-percent carried joint venture interest in two deposits that cross over the license boundaries.

Teck Resources and Antofagasta Deny Merger Talks

Following a Bloomberg report put out Monday suggesting that Teck Resources and Antofagasta were in talks regarding a merger, both companies have put out press releases denying that claim. The article from Bloomberg stated that Teck and Antofagasta had conducted early-stage talks, although it noted that the miners both said they were not currently in negotiations.