Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. - FCX.n

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. - FCX.n is the world's largest publicly traded copper company.

In 2015, 67% of revenues were from the sale of copper, 11% were from the sale of petroleum, 10% from the sale of gold, and 5% from the sale of molybdenum.

On July 26, 2016 the company released Numbers

"Net loss attributable to common stock totaled $479 million, $0.38 per share, for second-quarter 2016. After adjusting for net charges totaling $452 million, $0.36 per share, second-quarter 2016 adjusted net loss attributable to common stock totaled $27 million, $0.02 per share.
Consolidated sales (including volumes from Tenke Fungurume (Tenke), which is being reported as a discontinued operation) totaled 1.1 billion pounds of copper, 156 thousand ounces of gold, 19 million pounds of molybdenum and 12.4 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBOE) for second-quarter 2016, compared with 964 million pounds of copper, 352 thousand ounces of gold, 23 million pounds of molybdenum and 13.1 MMBOE for second-quarter 2015.
Consolidated sales for the year 2016 (including volumes from Tenke through the anticipated closing date) are expected to approximate 5.0 billion pounds of copper, 1.7 million ounces of gold, 76 million pounds of molybdenum and 47.4 MMBOE, including 1.3 billion pounds of copper, 410 thousand ounces of gold, 20 million pounds of molybdenum and 11.4 MMBOE for third-quarter 2016.
Average realized prices were $2.18 per pound of copper, $1,292 per ounce for gold and $41.10 per barrel for oil for second-quarter 2016.

Rio Tinto - RIO.z

Rio Tinto - RIO.z is a major producer of aluminium, copper, diamonds, thermal and metallurgical coal, uranium, gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide and salt) and iron ore.

71,000 people work in more than 40 countries across six continents.
On May 6, 2016 the company reported News

"Rio Tinto and its partners, the Government of Mongolia and Turquoise Hill Resources, have approved the next stage in the development of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine in Mongolia. The development of the underground mine will start in mid-2016 following the approval of a $5.3 billion investment by the partners and the recent granting of all necessary permits.

First production from the underground, which has an average copper grade of 1.66 per cent, more than three times higher than the open pit, is expected in 2020. When the underground is fully ramped up in 2027, Oyu Tolgoi is expected to produce more than 500,000 tonnes of copper a year,1 compared with current annual production of 175,000-200,000 tonnes. The mine also benefits from significant gold by-products, with an average gold grade of 0.35 grams per tonne.



Pan American Silver Corp. - PAA.t

Pan American Silver Corp. - PAA.t is the second largest primary silver mining company in the world, with eight operating silver mines in Peru, Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia.

The Company produced 26.1 million ounces of silver and 161,500 ounces of gold in 2015 at AISC of $14.92 Oz Ag.

On April 26, 2016 the company released News

"Pan American Silver Corp. (NASDAQ: PAAS; TSX: PAA) ("Pan American" or the "Company") reports that the labour conflict with the union of mine workers at its Manantial Espejo mine, in the province of Santa Cruz, Argentina, has been resolved and that all production activities have resumed.

Pan American's Management believes that it will achieve its full-year consolidated production forecast of 24.0 million to 25.0 million ounces of silver, and 175,000 to 185,000 ounces of gold, during 2016.

About Pan American Silver

Pan American Silver's mission is to be the world's pre-eminent silver producer, with a reputation for excellence in discovery, engineering, innovation and sustainable development. The Company has seven operating mines in Mexico, Peru, Argentina and Bolivia. Pan American also owns several development projects in the USA, Mexico, Peru and Argentina. Pan American is located at 1500 - 625 Howe Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2T6.