Latest Base metals industry News

Earthquake hits northern Swedish mine, no one injured

May. 18, 2020 6:13 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — An earthquake struck a northern Swedish mine on Monday, with officials saying it was one of the strongest ever measured in the country. While 13 people were in the mine at the time, no one was injured. The Swedish National Seismic Network said the earthquake was magnitude 4.1, just shy of...

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2011, file photo, a core sample drilled from underground rock near Ely, Minn., shows a band of shiny minerals containing copper, nickel and precious metals, center, that Twin Metals Minnesota LLC, hopes to mine near the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness in northeastern Minnesota. Opponents of the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine sued Wednesday, May, 6, 2020, to challenge the federal government's renewal of the company's mineral rights leases, saying the government failed to conduct a full-scale environmental review of the project. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski, File)

Opponents file new challenge to proposed Twin Metals mine

May. 6, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Opponents of a proposed copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota sued Wednesday to challenge the federal government's renewal of Twin Metals' mineral rights leases, saying the government didn't conduct a full-scale environmental review of the project near the Boundary Waters Canoe...

Cyprus: 15 police face probe on serial killer investigation

May. 5, 2020 2:34 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ top lawyer said Tuesday he has ordered a criminal probe into how police handled the country’s first serial killer investigation, which led to the conviction of an army officer for the murders of seven foreign women and girls. Attorney General Costas Clerides...

U. S. Olympic Team archer Brady Ellison lets an arrow fly as he practices on his range at his farm Thursday, April 30, 2020, in Miami, Ariz. Not too long ago the three-time Olympic medalist felt searing discomfort through his right arm whenever he released an arrow. Doctors couldn’t solve it. He couldn’t shoot through it. He nearly quit and went to work at a local copper mine. Now gold is back in the picture. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Shooting star: Archer aims at Tokyo gold with arm pain gone

May. 1, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

In between remodeling his archery workshop and raising piglets, Brady Ellison shoots about 100 arrows a day on his custom-built range. That's not very high volume for him. He's scaled way back with the coronavirus pandemic postponing the Tokyo Games until next summer and his season on hold. This is the promising...

Australian police fatally shoot man who stabbed 7 at mall

May. 1, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australian police fatally shot a man who stabbed and slashed seven people at and near a shopping mall on Friday, officials said. None of the victims of the rampage in the northwest coastal town of South Hedland suffered life-threatening injuries. Five were hospitalized with stab...

Report: Former aluminum mill CEO misled investors, board

Apr. 27, 2020 2:15 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The former CEO of a Kentucky aluminum company planning to build a plant in Appalachia misled potential investors and the company’s board and even tried to fool journalists visiting the construction site, according to a report. The report, written by a law firm as a part of a...

David Maynard sifts through the rubble searching for his wallet, Thursday, April 23, 2020,  in Onalaska, Texas, after a tornado destroyed his home the night before. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP)

At least 7 dead as storms hit Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana

Apr. 23, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

MADILL, Okla. (AP) — Severe weather blew through the South on Thursday after killing at least seven people in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, including a worker at a factory hit by an apparent tornado, a man whose car was blown off the road and a man who went outside to grab a trash can and was swept away...

FILE- In this Nov. 11, 2019 file photo, a view of the Supreme Court in Washington.  The Supreme Court has delivered a setback to Montana homeowners who are seeking additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting. The court said Monday that the homeowners cannot proceed with efforts to decontaminate their own property near the shuttered Anaconda smelter without the permission of the Environmental Protection Agency. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Justices rule against Montana homeowners near Superfund site

Apr. 20, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court delivered a setback Monday to Montana homeowners who are seeking additional cleanup of arsenic left over from years of copper smelting. The court said the homeowners cannot proceed with efforts to decontaminate their own property near the shuttered Anaconda smelter...

FILE - This Wednesday, May 5, 2010 file picture shows a plume of oil as a shrimp boat uses booms to collect oil in the waters of Chandeleur Sound, La. On April 20, 2010,  a well blew wild under a BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were missing that day, and would later be declared dead. Ten years after the explosion on that Deepwater Horizon rig off Louisiana's coast, The Associated Press is making the original story and photographs available. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

AP Was There: Deepwater Horizon oil platform explosion

Apr. 20, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On April 20, 2010, a well blew wild under a BP oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico. Eleven workers were missing that day, and would later be declared dead. The blast touched off the nation’s worst offshore oil spill. Millions of gallons of crude oil spewed...

FILE - In this March 29, 2020, file photo, a bird flies among wind turbines near King City, Mo. The Trump administration is moving to scale back criminal enforcement of a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species. The former director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service told AP billions of birds could die if the government doesn't hold companies liable for accidental bird deaths. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Ex-wildlife chief: Trump rule could kill billions of birds

Mar. 31, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) — At a former open pit copper mine filled with billions of gallons of toxic water, sirens and loud pops from propane cannons echo off the granite walls to scare away birds so they don’t land. After several thousand migrating snow geese perished in the Berkeley Pit's acidic,...