Lead Mining News

Wolverine Mine could be sold soon

The mine has been closed since 2015 after Yukon Zinc lost over $100 million in each of the three years it was in production.

Idaho reaches deal over silver-lead abandoned mine

The state may have a major cleanup ahead at the abandoned Triumph silver and lead mine.

Zinc, lead, other metals debut trading on Shanghai physical platform

Total volume reached 252 million yuan ($36.3 million).

Spanish environmentalists demand mine closures

The activists expressed their complaints at the European Parliament.

B.C’s historical Kootenay-Boundary district mining region gathers attention

Golden Dawn Minerals, KG Exploration Inc. and GGX Gold Corp. are among the companies setting foot in the area.

Bear kills mining contractor in Alaska

Mine personnel are securing the area and working with state and federal authorities to investigate the situation.

Japan's Mitsui Mining expects H2 zinc output to rise 3.6 pct y/y

Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co Ltd plans to produce 114,600 tonnes of refined zinc during October-March in the 2018/19 financial year.

Sun Metals Corp. added to Oxygen Capital’s fold

Integrated mining development company rolls investment dice on its first major B.C. project.

Central Asia Metals hunts for acquisitions

Base metals under pressure from trade tensions.

Tahoe Resources' Guatemalan unit announces new round of layoffs

Decision comes two weeks after the country's top court kept in place a more than 14-month suspension of operations at the company's Escobal silver mine.

Australian southern state open to mining

Victoria's government wants to spend $220 million on exploration and drill one million metres by 2023.

Canada's Teck resumes lead smelting at British Columbia facility

Teck Resources Ltd said on Tuesday that lead smelting had resumed at its Trail, British Columbia, facility after a seven-day suspension because of wildfires.

Zacatecas governor welcomes reopening of Grupo Mexico's mine after 11-year strike

The provincial authority issued a statement after learning that the reopening of the mine will create 3,600 jobs.

Teck partially suspends smelter due to forest fire smoke

No timeline for resumption of operations.

Hedge funds turned record short on metals just before the rout

As U.S.-China trade tensions escalated mid-June, fast-money traders flipped to a short position in metals overall.

Mining and metals markets crater as copper price enters bear market

Investors found no solace in traditional safe haven gold with the precious metal setting a one-and-a-half year low.

Latin America-focused copper miner now eyeing Canada

Westminster Resources to buy a land package in the Ronge district of Saskatchewan.

LME to launch monthly 'implied pricing' for base metals

Starting on July 30, the LME will start providing a set of synthetic monthly prices for the six main base metals —  copper, aluminum, zinc, lead, nickel and tin.

CHART: Copper, nickel, zinc prices – plenty upside just to revert to mean

Even after two years of gains, industrial metals trade well below 10-year mean prices. Silver looks cheap, but gold, crude may be fully priced already.

Copper price takes another huge hit

Bears ignore soothing words about US-China trade war dropping copper to near 1-year low in frenzied trade.

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

CHARTS: Halfway through 2018 and the mining rally is over

“China’s buoyant mood is giving way to concerns around tightening credit and a slowing manufacturing sector."

EPA to clean up wastewater at 26 Colorado mines

The selected areas are known for presenting high levels of aluminum, cadmium, copper, iron, lead and/or zinc.

Metal prices, financing, exploration and assays are all up

No longer under water.

Silver miners’ Q1’18 fundamentals

The major silver miners’ stocks remain deeply out of favor, languishing near multi-year lows.