Lead Mining News

Idaho silver mine shaft sunk to final depth of 9,587 feet

Project to extend life of Hecla Mining's Lucky Friday silver mine beyond 2040.

Sprott monthly market update with Rick Rule: Cobalt bubble coming; Kaminak & The Yukon; streaming & royalties

In the current bull market, with more equity available, streaming and royalty companies continue to provide much needed revenue in the base metals and industrial materials sectors.

CHARTS: The May mining and metals meltdown

Seven trading days in and already global mining investors are nursing double digit declines as everything from copper to met coal to silver take a beating.

Luxembourg aims high with asteroid mining deals

It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.

Canadians to develop space mining tool

Deltion Innovations aims to design a drill that would prospect for water, ice and resources on the moon and beyond.

Indonesia to ease mineral export ban from 2017

The measure is part of a wider revision of the 2009 mining law that led to Indonesia's export edicts and other regulations.

Luxembourg joins race to conquer space mining

The move comes only three months after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a space exploitation law.

CHARTS: Chinese supercycle can't be repeated

Mining hits a BRIC wall.

One small step for mining's new frontier

Once a figment of science fiction films, the sometimes risky notion of mining in space may soon become a reality if asteroid miners have their way.

This is what a mining, metals market meltdown looks like

Three of the world's top mining companies are now trading over 90% below their boom year highs as the 2016 commodity sell-off gathers pace.

Asteroid miner 3D-prints spacecraft prototype with alien metal

What Planetary Resources' 3D-printed model so impressive is the fact that it’s made entirely out of metal that’s not from Earth.

The world's 10 highest mines

Eight of the world's highest elevation mines are in one country

Fresnillo says pipeline rupture contained

Mexican authorities say about 450 tonnes of material was released.

Investors going crazy for world no 1 commodity company

For all the wrong reasons.

INFOGRAPHIC: The race for Arctic domination

Russia, Canada, Norway, Denmark and the United States are posturing for Arctic supremacy.

Iran's mines could bring in even more cash than crude

Metals discovered from exploration worth about $700 billion.

Stockpiling, probes, coordinated cuts – Beijing to the rescue?

Base metals rally across the board on hopes of Chinese government intervention in physical and futures markets and long overdue domestic output cuts.

Obama boosts asteroid mining, signs law granting rights to own space riches

While the law lets citizens mine, sell and own riches mined in space, it does not grant sovereignty, ownership, exclusive rights or jurisdiction over any celestial body.

RAB's Philip Richards: Why a gradual bull market in metals is on its way

After five trying years, RAB Capital Founder and President Philip Richards sees the light at the end of the tunnel.

US Congress grants citizens rights to own asteroid-mined riches

Until now, there was no legislature clarifying issues such as whether resources mined from celestial bodies could be sold on Earth.

Barrick Gold's former co-president moves to Arizona Gold

Junior focused on its Hermosa property located in Santa Cruz County, Arizona.

56 people left on site as Myra Falls mine lays off nearly 100 workers – Vancouver Island

Operations at Myra Falls were suspended in April.

Zinc price rally has further to go

Zinc is the top pick at LME Week, the metal world's largest annual gathering, amid speculation that as with zinc Glencore could ride to rescue of nickel.

The fortunate problem of being a junior with too many targets

ATAC Resources is developing Canada’s only Carlin-type gold district in the Yukon.

Veteran investment strategist Joe McAlinden reverses view, predicts recovery for gold, oil and housing

With the markets in whiplash mode, Joe McAlinden, founder of McAlinden Research Partners and former chief global strategist with Morgan Stanley Investment Management, believes volatility is going to stick around for a while, and we might see a correction double of what we've had so far.