Lead Mining News

Goldcorp sells Camino Rojo gold-silver project in Mexico to Orla Mining

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

Nickel production to grow for first time since 2013 — report

More supply will likely drag prices lower, as the metal already touched a one-year low of $8,680 per tonne on the London Metal Exchange last week and is down more than 10% this year.

Greece to take Eldorado Gold to arbitration court over project

Energy minister George Stathakis said the move aims to ensure the company respects its contractual obligations.

Trilogy Metals: waiting to be acquired by South32?

Trilogy Metals’ most recent resource update at the Arctic zone in Alaska was pretty impressive, as the deposit is now expected to contain a pit-constrained (!) resource of 36 million tonnes at an average grade of in excess of 3% copper, 4.23% zinc, 0.73% lead, 0.63 g/t gold and approximately 1.5 ounces of silver per tonne of rock.

Even with iron ore prices diving, NASA fast tracks mission to $10,000 quadrillion asteroid

If NASA is successful in its mission to 16 Psyche, one of the most massive asteroids found between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, humans will have a first ever chance of exploring a world made of iron, not rock or ice.

Canada’s Trevali picks up Glencore zinc mines in Africa

The deal, worth about $400 million, will make Trevali the first pure zinc producer with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

Copper, lead, zinc prices to stay on the boil

New World Bank outlook for commodities predict 32% price jump for zinc and 18% for copper and lead, but outlook for nickel price in 2017 is murky.

Freeport, Indonesia work out initial Grasberg exports deal

The Indonesian unit is now in the process of obtaining a full export permit.

Lead price boost as deficits set to widen

New report says despite a slowdown in China, falling mine production will push lead prices higher over the next five years.

Buy precious, sell base (metals)…..

Precious metals expert Michael Ballanger explains why he believes base metals are overbought and precious metals, especially silver, are set to appreciate.

Eldorado to begin production at its Greek Olympias mine by year-end

The Canadian miner also said it has obtained better terms for concentrate sales from the project, which are likely to add 15,000 ounces of payable gold production a year.

Zinc price rally is back on

Zinc ends week up 6.7% – RBC says more price gains ahead.

America’s infrastructure shortfall could be an investor’s best friend

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its report card on the condition of America’s infrastructure, and for the second time since 2013, our nation’s roads, bridges, waterways, airports and more scored a barely-passing D+.

Glencore sells two Africa zinc mines to Canada’s Trevali

The $400 million-deal will make of Trevali the first pure zinc company with operations in North and South America as well as Africa.

Greenland closer to building world’s fifth-largest uranium mine

The Kvanefjeld project would also be the world’s second-biggest rare earths operation.

Mickey Fulp: I’m bullish on the TSX Venture Exchange in 2017

Find out what Mickey Fulp learned from his biggest investing mistakes

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

Mining exploration spending drops to 11-year low

Miners and explorers are only spending a third of what they did four years ago – and proportion of greenfield exploration are at record lows.

Glencore sees zinc, nickel, copper price rally continuing

Wall of copper supply never materialized, nickel market recorded first deficit since 2010 and zinc, lead will only get tighter in 2017.

Zinc, lead rally bad news for silver price

Silver is mainly a byproduct of zinc, lead (and copper) mining and capacity coming back on stream could see return of silver's chronic oversupply issues.

These 10 companies spend most looking for gold, copper

Majors and juniors swap roles in $7 billion a year mining exploration sector

Colombia – a hidden lead story

Despite hosting three mountain ranges (cordilleras) which belong to the Andes system- a prolific mineral terrain - Colombia is not a mining nation.

Freeport halts Grasberg mine, begins sending workers home

The firm has not been able to ship copper from the mine in over a month due to a ban on concentrate exports that kicked in on January 12.

Freeport may curb Indonesia operations if Grasberg deal delayed further

Miner says that each month of delay in obtaining approval to export means production would be reduced by 70 million pounds of copper and 70,000 ounces of gold.

CHART: Mining rally continues into 2017

Seaborne coal, tin prices are the big exceptions.