Lead Mining News

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.

Asteroid miner Deep Space to launch first commercial mission by 2020

The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.

Metals and mining rally has staying power

Industrial metals are now all trading above their 100-day moving averages and most are no longer in backwardation.

Luxembourg invests heavily in space mining

First time a country partners with privates to boost the development of the industry.

US government expected to green-light first private Moon mission

An official endorsement of such mission would pave the way for several other for-profit space ventures currently in the works.

Iran says in talks with Rio, Glencore about copper projects

Iran's national development plan targets production of 2 million tonnes of copper per year by 2025.

Bayer and Planetary Resources to collaborate to improve agriculture with space data

Improving agriculture with crop-specific satellite images.