Thailand's military government has thrown a lifeline to Australian gold miner Kingsgate, three weeks before the scheduled closure of its Chatree mine.
Copper ended the week higher on Friday after robust data from China offered more evidence that its economy is recovering.
Vale has been granted an operating license for a giant iron ore mine in the Amazonian state of Para known as S11D.
Iron ore and steel futures in China edged lower on Friday as investors locked in gains, though sentiment remains bullish.
Even for the deepest pockets in the mining industry, diamonds are hard to find.
Chinese steel and iron ore futures rose for a sixth straight session, spurred by upbeat trade data. Spot iron ore dipped.
When Rio Tinto chief Jean-Sebastien Jacques took the reins of the world's second-biggest mining company in July, there was speculation he'd sell the company's diamond business. Not so.
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Iron ore's probably heading for a retreat in 2017 as new mine supply comes online and a surplus builds, according to UBS.
Iron ore surged higher amid signs of a strengthening Chinese economy and concerns over tightening supply.
Adani is facing a fresh legal battle over its planned Carmichael coal mine, a day after announcing workforce arrangements for the long-awaited project.
A company part owned by Gina Rinehart is suing the Victorian government for $2.7 billion in damages over the state's ban on onshore gas exploration.
Steel and iron ore futures in China rose for a fourth straight day on hopes construction activity would pick up next year.
Brazilian iron ore miner Samarco Mineracao expects to receive a preliminary environmental license in the first quarter.
Adani's Carmichael mine and rail project has been touted as a massive boost for Queensland's economy.
Investors responded positively to Origin Energy's decision to spin off its portfolio of conventional oil and gas assets, pushing the company's share price by 2.49 per cent on Tuesday to $6.58.
Australian Marine Conservation Society community campaigner Cherry Muddle said the mine would have a devastating impact on the Great Barrier Reef and tourism jobs.
Citigroup is bullish on oil, copper, zinc, and wheat; it's bearish on coal, iron ore, gold and soybeans.
Indian coal mine company Adani has secured the final state and federal government approval for its $21.7 billion Carmichael coal mine project.
Another wild swing, this time a 8.7pc surge that snapped two losing days, has iron ore approaching the $US80 a tonne mark.
Glencore plans to reinstate a $US1 billion dividend in 2017 after skipping two payments as metals prices rebound.
A blackout at one of the nation's biggest mines has sparked a plea from BHP
Iron ore dropped 6.8pc overnight, the most since March, extending a retreat from a two-year high.
Oil surged after OPEC approved the first supply cuts in eight years in an effort to ease a record glut and stabilise global markets.
The Turnbull Government has acknowledged for the first time that Australia is failing to secure a fair share of revenue from oil and gas companies, with Treasurer Scott Morrison calling a review into the tax scheme governing offshore projects.
There are few mining executives who think the coming decade will see a commodity boom to match the last one, and payouts will reflect that.
Gold halted its biggest gain in almost a month as investors extended the longest run of sales from bullion-backed funds.
The price of zinc rose 2.9pc overnight to its highest level since October 2007 as China's plans for new rail links boosted metal prices.
The spot price for iron ore extended its stunning rebound, topping $US80 a tonne for the first time in more than two years.