Canadian Mining Journal


First Quantum Minerals Ltd


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    Mystery nickel buyer could bring First Quantum’s Ravensthorpe back online

    September 4, 2019 by Brian Sylvester

    First Quantum Minerals (TSX: FM; LSE: FQM) management says it could have a buyer for any nickel produced from a restart of the venerable Ravensthorpe nickel-cobalt mine at Bandalup Hill in Western Australia, but on a second quarter earnings call, the

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    COPPER: First Quantum ships first concentrate from Cobre Panama

    June 24, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – First Quantum Minerals of Toronto said the first shipment of copper concentrate from the $6.3-billion Cobre Panama project has left port. The open pit mine and mill, located 120 km west of Panama City, is owned 90% by

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    COPPER-GOLD: Orestone to start exploring copper-gold project

    June 24, 2019 by MINING.COM Staff

    CHILE – Orestone Mining has started exploration work on its Resguardo copper-gold porphyry project in northern Chile. In a press release, Orestone said that a geophysical contractor has been mobilized to conduct a 10 line-kilometre induced polarization and resistivity geophysical survey

  • NICKEL-COBALT: First Quantum signals potential restart of Ravensthorpe mine

    May 14, 2019 by MINING.com staff

    VANCOUVER – First Quantum Minerals is investigating the possibility of re-starting its idled Ravensthorpe nickel/cobalt operation in Australia, according to UK-based market research firm Roskill. The Vancouver-based company acquired the Ravensthorpe mine and processing plant from BHP in February 2010, with

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    COPPER: Cobre Panama makes initial 25-t for First Quantum

    April 30, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – First Quantum Minerals of Vancouver has offered an  update on progress at the Cobre Panama copper mine as it made 25 tonnes of copper during the first quarter of this year. The project is on track to deliver

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    COPPER: First ore fed to First Quantum’s Cobre Panama concentrator

    February 14, 2019 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – Toronto-based First Quantum Minerals reports that it introduced ore to the concentrator earlier this month at its 90% owned Cobre Panama project. The open pit copper mine and mill are located about 120 km west of Panama City.

  • COPPER: First Quantum runs into legal snag at Cobre Panama

    September 27, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – As Toronto-based First Quantum is heavily committed to the development of the $5.5 billion Cobre Panama copper project, the Panamanian supreme court has ruled that Law 9, which was used to grant the company the mining concessions in

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    COPPER-GOLD: Northern Dynasty falters as First Quantum backs away from Pebble

    May 28, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALASKA – First Quantum Minerals has pulled out of a deal with Northern Dynasty Minerals to develop the controversial Pebble copper-gold project 380 km from Anchorage. The two companies have terminated their agreement that would have seen First Quantum earn

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    Global Copper Snapshot: Firms exploring, developing the next generation of copper assets

    April 17, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    While gold draws the lion’s share of attention amongst the world’s mineral explorers and developers, the steady rise in copper prices has helped the junior copper subsector blossom, ranging from grassroots explorers to intermediate miners. Below are examples of eight

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    COPPER: First Quantum gives Cobre Panama 15% boost

    February 12, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – The board of Toronto’s First Quantum Minerals has approved the expansion of milling capacity by 15% to 85 million t/y at the Cobre Panama copper project being developed 120 km west of the capital city. Additional upgrades were

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    COPPER-GOLD: Franco-Nevada acquires additional Cobre Panama stream for $178 million

    January 22, 2018 by Canadian Mining Journal

    PANAMA – Toronto-based Franco-Nevada Corp. has agreed to acquire an additional precious metals stream from Korea Resources, holder of a 10% interest in the Cobre Panama copper-gold project in this country. Franco-Nevada will pay US$178 million for the additional ounces.

  • COMMENT: First Quantum sniffing around Pebble project

    December 18, 2017 by Marilyn Scales

    No one doubts that the Pebble copper-gold deposit in Alaska is one of the largest undeveloped mineral resources in the world. It contains a measured and indicated resource of 6.44 billion tonnes grading 0.40% copper and 0.34 g/t gold using