Lead Mining News

Great Atlantic to drill for base/precious metals in New Brunswick

The company has just received a diamond drilling permit for up to 10 holes.

The periodic table of commodity returns

If for some reason, you still think that the commodity markets are predictable, today’s chart provides a nice piece of humble pie.

European metals technology companies want to lead anti-corruption fight

Following the 2016 launching of the Collective Action Initiative for the Metals Technology Industry, the program announced today that it has added a new member.

Planetary Resources a step closer to mining asteroids with spacecraft launch

Data obtained from the Arkyd-6 will be use in the development of the Arkyd-301, Planetary Resources next spacecraft platform and the beginning of its space resource exploration program.

Indonesia sets framework for Freeport to yield control of Grasberg mine

Indonesia state-owned holding Asahan Aluminum, or Inalum, would grab a 41.64% stake in the local unit of Freeport, which increases its current ownership in it to 51%.

Mickey Fulp – tax loss selling, base metals, and precious metals

Fulp shares how to be selective in buying particular issuers within specific date range that have produced fairly consistent returns ranging from 10% to 50%!

Silver-lead-zinc-mine to re-open in New South Wales

The town of Broken Hill, New South Wales, will have something to shout about in the new year.

Osisko Metals pays $34 million for NWT lead-zinc mine

Between 1964 and 1987 the Pine Point mine, operated by Cominco, produced 64 million tonnes grading 7% zinc and 3.1% lead.

China halts oil product exports to North Korea in November as sanctions bite

Beijing also imported no iron ore, coal or lead from North Korea in November.

Value of top 50 mining companies surge $140 billion in 2017

More than half the 2017 combined market cap gains for the world's largest listed miners accrued to just five firms as gold producers drop out of top 10.

China's copper, zinc output jumps to 3-year high on stronger prices

Domestic iron ore mines are also humming.

Indonesia to grab Rio Tinto stake in Grasberg mine

After pumping billions into the Indonesian mine for almost 25 years, Rio might be able to see a decent return as the country’s government plans to acquire the miner’s 40% stake in the coveted operation.

EPA passes on rule covering U.S. hardrock miners' cleanup costs

The agency won't act on a proposal to require hardrock mining companies to show they can afford to clean up their sites.

Luxembourg, Japan team up to explore and mine space resources

The five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise on the exploration and mining of out-of-earth resources.

China Oct zinc, copper output highest in 3 years

Zinc production rose 3.8 percent to 577,000 tonnes year-on-year, while copper was up 6.3 percent at 781,000 tonnes, the data showed.

Planetary Resources readies asteroid mining technology for Dec. launch

The Arkyd-6 spacecraft includes core technology that will be used in the company’s asteroid exploration program.

Here's what to expect in terms of Eldorado Gold exploration projects

Canadian gold miner provides an update on exploration activities completed to date in 2017.

Eldorado halts investment in Greece’s Skouries project, sues Gov't

Miner said it would the project back into "care and maintenance" and re-assess its investment in it upon approval and receipt of required permits.

Small mining companies shun London market after IPO flops

Lacklustre performances by small mining companies on the London Stock Exchange are driving rivals in need of cash to find alternative ways to raise capital.

China's refined copper output highest since Dec 2014

Refined copper production was 774,000 tonnes last month, up 3.3 percent from 749,000 tonnes in August, according to the NBS data.

Trio of firm's mines log strong performance in Q3/17

Hecla Mining Co.'s Q3 production of silver, lead and zinc exceeded BMO's expectations, whereas that of gold reached the anticipated level.

More good news for lead price as market tightens further

Chinese smelters' treatment and refining charges for imported lead concentrate slide to $20–$30 per tonne, more than $100 below last year's peak.

About a third of global concentrates now registered to trade on this new exchange

Open Mineral Exchange has managed to attract mining companies and smelters wanting to cut out the middlemen and save cash on deals for concentrates.

Freeport pressed to give most of Grasberg copper-gold mine to Indonesia ASAP

Freeport agreed in August to divest a 51% stake in Grasberg to local interests in return for full operational control until 2041 plus fiscal and legal guarantees, but a final deal has still to be reached.

CHARTS: Mining's 2017 rally forecast to fizzle out

Consensus forecasts point to double digit declines for the platinum, zinc, copper and lead price by the end of the year, while coal is set to tank.