Lead Mining News

Goldcorp sells mines in Mexico, Guatemala for about $470 million

As part of the world's third largest gold producer by market value's ongoing efforts to focus on highly profitable, core assets.

Nickel prices plummet as Indonesia eases export ban

Far-reaching new mining rules ease a controversial ban on exports of nickel ore and bauxite.

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

Vancouver junior surges after Goldcorp injection

Auryn Resources will use the C$41 million for 55,000m of exploration drilling across six gold-copper-silver projects in Canada and Peru this year.

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

With only a couple of exceptions, metal and mineral prices rallied in 2016 – see at a glance how far the industry has come.

Without China global mining would be smaller than in 2000

TABLE: China's copper demand grew 11-fold in 15 years – the rest of the world shrunk. Sans China, the nickel market would've barely broken a million tonnes.

Copper price: Warnings over US trade with China, Mexico

Moody's says base-metals will come under pressure in 2017 – and that includes the zinc price.

Trump infrastructure bump forecast for global economy

New report predicts US infrastructure spending promised by president-elect could propel global growth to highest since 2011 further boosting metals demand.

CHART: Mining capex decline set to continue

Global miners have been cutting spending on new projects and expansions since 2012.

Forget gold price. The real Trump rally is in copper

Industrial metals surge as US president elect vows massive infrastructure spending – budget could top $500 billion.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars, invests $28 million in Planetary Resources

The funding, which includes direct investment and grants, aims to help the asteroid mining company launch its first commercial prospecting mission by 2020.

Glencore closes another zinc mine

Black Star deposit at Mount Isa in Australia depleted after 13 years of operation.

Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.

Grupo Mexico’s mine in Spain under scrutiny… again

Grupo Mexico’s project is being scrutinized once again.

Argentinian province to launch mining referendum

A moratorium in place since 2003 bans open-pit mining and the use of cyanide for metal recovery.

INFOGRAPHIC: The facts and figures that make space mining real

While many still see space mining as science fiction, global recruitment expert Fircroft has compiled data that proves it feasible.

Zinc, lead prices break free from long term downtrend

Resistance breach shows significant upside potential for base metals.

Large lead, zinc deposit found in Xinjiang

A large lead and zinc deposit, allegedly China's largest, has been discovered in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities announced on Sunday.

Trevali continues to ride zinc wave

Extended mineralization and new zone discovered at its Santander mine in Peru.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

The main challenge for mining near-Earth celestial bodies is neither technology nor cost, but simply “convincing people it is realistic,” says Dr. Phil Metzger.

Peru’s copper output continues to grow

It jumped 30% in July when compared to the same month last year.

NASA’s latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go

OSIRIS-REx will collect samples from an asteroid and return them to Earth, in what it could be a pivotal step for firms currently planning to tap into the space mining business.

CHART: China must import more ore

China's domestic iron ore, copper, nickel, zinc, lead and bauxite mining output is slowing dramatically.

Four China charts to turn you into a mining bull

And one that's ultra-bearish.

Glencore tries to enforce its rights in Bolivia

Bolivia seized three of Glencore’s operations in nine years and the Swiss giant is now initiating arbitration proceedings against the South American nation.