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  • LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Federal regulators have announced that nearly all dust samples from the nation's coal mines were in compliance with limits that were newly toughened to cut miners' exposure to particles that can cause deadly black lung disease. Citing a Monday announcement from Joseph Main, the head of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, the...

  • The federal government has already spent $100 million to address abandoned mines on Navajo lands and a separate settlement reached with DOJ last year was worth more than $13 million. "Addressing the legacy of uranium mining on Navajo lands reflects the commitment of the Justice Department and the Obama administration to fairly and honorably resolve the...

  • LONDON, July 19- Persistent concerns over a Philippines mining crackdown sent nickel prices near their highest in 10 months on Tuesday, while zinc hit a 14 month top on worries over falling mine output. It was last bid up 1 percent in rings at $2,240, while nickel traded 0.7 percent higher at $10,620 in rings, having earlier hit $10,660, near last week's 10- month peak.

  • LONDON, July 19- Concerns over a Phillipines mining crackdown sent nickel prices near their highest in 10 months on Tuesday, while zinc hit a 14 month top on persistent worries over falling mine output. By 0957 GMT, it traded up 1.1 percent at $2,242, while nickel traded little changed on the day, having earlier risen to $10,660, near last week's 10- month peak at...

  • MELBOURNE, July 19- London nickel was near its highest level in 10 months on Tuesday on concerns of lower shipments from the Philippines to top user China, which has sparked a flurry of buying from investors. Last week another small nickel miner, Berong Nickel Corp, was ordered to suspend operations on environmental grounds, which broker Triland noted has fueled...

  • Rio Tinto says it's on track to meet FY iron ore shipment guidance from its Australian mines, underscoring robust Chinese demand.

  • MELBOURNE, July 19- London copper was little changed on Tuesday, as the dollar held steady and markets awaited fresh signals for direction. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper edged up 0.3 percent to 38,330 yuan a tonne in the overnight session. *Germany's economy will rebound in the coming months after a weak second quarter and any impact from Britain's decision...

  • *Spot gold remained nearly flat at $1,328.70 an ounce at 0057 GMT. *Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union has led analysts to raise their gold price forecasts again this year, after the decision shook up financial markets and sparked a rally in the precious metal to two-year high. *Bank of England policymaker Martin Weale said on Monday he was unsure...

  • Crude prices fell more than 1 percent in the previous session after concerns about potential supply disruptions eased in the wake of Friday's attempted coup in Turkey. U.S. crude, known as West Texas Intermediate, slipped 13 cents to $45.11 a barrel as of 0021 GMT after settling down 71 cents, or about 1.6 percent, in the previous session. "Oil prices fell as concerns...

  • *Signs oversupply in China easing. SYDNEY, July 19- Rio Tinto said on Tuesday it was on track to meet its full-year iron ore shipment guidance from its Australian mines of roughly 330 million tonnes, underscoring the strength of sales to China, despite concerns of oversupply. China accounts for roughly two-thirds of all seaborne trade in iron ore, and the strength...

  • FORT WAYNE, Ind. _ Steel Dynamics Inc. on Monday reported second-quarter profit of $142 million. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 56 cents per share. Steel Dynamics shares have increased 57 percent since the beginning of the year.

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    Rio Tinto has cut costs, hiked productivity and made technological gains at several of its operations, says Martin Place Securities' Barry Dawes.

  • MOSCOW, July 18- A firm owned by Russian businessman Said Kerimov has offered to buy Onexim Group's 17.02 percent stake in aluminum giant Rusal, Interfax news agency reported on Monday, citing a source familiar with the situation:. *Interfax reports that a firm owned by Said Kerimov, son of Russian senator and businessman Suleiman Kerimov, has offered to buy out the...

  • ALGIERS, July 18- Algeria signed deals with Indonesia's Indorama Corporation on Monday to develop a phosphate mine and build two plants to process the crop nutrient in the North African country at a total expected cost of $4.5 billion. The contracts are part of steps to develop Algeria's long-neglected mining sector and diversify the OPEC member country's...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, July 18- Iron ore's wild price gyrations this year may be masking a small, but significant, shift in the underlying fundamentals for the steel-making ingredient. This provides some fundamental justification for the rally in spot prices, with the China benchmark index up almost 35 percent so far this year. China's imports have jumped 9.1...

  • LONDON, July 18- British Prime Minister Theresa May visits Wales' First Minister Carwyn Jones on Monday and said she is committed to working with the Welsh government and Tata Steel to find a solution to the steelmaker's troubles. Tata Steel has paused the sale of its Port Talbot plant in southern Wales, partly due to Brexit uncertainty. "My government is committed...

  • LIMA, July 15- Peru's annual growth rate quickened to 4 percent in May for the first time since 2014, reaching its potential pace thanks to a copper mining surge that has offset relatively weak domestic demand, the government said Friday. Soaring output from new copper mines, especially MMG Ltd's $7.4 billion Las Bambas deposit, has revived growth in Peru that...

  • *China Q1 GDP growth at 6.7 pct y/y, just tops forecast. LONDON, July 15- A strong dollar on Friday knocked base metals from fresh peaks that were hit after economic growth data from top metals consumer China boosted confidence and left the door open for more stimulus. "The GDP numbers in China were supportive and in copper, the market is ignoring the build-up of...

  • VANCOUVER/ TORONTO, July 15- Soaring gold and silver prices have clipped a deal-making spree for metals streaming companies- the mining financiers that provided a lifeline to the cash-strapped industry in recent years. "Streaming companies were almost the savior of the industry," said John Ing, president of brokerage Maison Placements Canada, but the price...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK July 15- Republican Donald Trump's selection of Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his running mate cheered the U.S. energy industry and dismayed green advocates, with both sides citing Pence's support for coal mining and defiance of President Barack Obama's climate-change agenda. "Governor Pence has been a vocal opponent of the...