Kennecott Utah Copper LLC

Geologists and analysts line a trench looking for signs of gold mineralization at the Tolvana prospect on FreeGold Ventures' Golden Summit property in Fairbanks, Alaska. Meridian Gold can earn a 70% interest in the property.

Alaska exploration firing on all cylinders

Fairbanks, Alaska — This year’s exploration activity in Alaska will likely exceed that of the last few years combined, as companies continue to be spurred into action by the recent surge in metal prices, especially gold.

A view of the Robinson mine's Liberty pit.

Robinson mine reopens in eastern Nevada; Quadra

Vancouver — Quadra Mining (QUA-T) has made its debut as a metals producer with the recent start-up of the concentrator at its Robinson open-pit copper-gold mine, situated 11 km west of Ely in eastern Nevada.

The silver (left), gold and bronze medals made for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City, Utah. Each medal consists of metals mined from the Kennecott Utah Copper mine in Salt Lake Valley.

Kennecott provides metals for medals

The mining community shared in the glory at the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah, last month. That’s because the medals distributed were made of metals from the Kennecott Utah Copper …

Asarco follows trend, cuts copper output

Vancouver — Joining the ranks of other major producers, Phoenix-based Asarco, a subsidiary of Grupo Mexico, has announced further cuts to its copper output. Production at the Mission mine in southern…

Kennecott slashes copper output

Denver — Kennecott Utah Copper, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto (RTP-N), has suspended operations at the North concentrator and cut 235 workers in an effort to reduce costs.Operations, including rail haula…

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