Lead Mining News

China Oct zinc, copper output highest in 3 years

Zinc production rose 3.8 percent to 577,000 tonnes year-on-year, while copper was up 6.3 percent at 781,000 tonnes, the data showed.

Planetary Resources readies asteroid mining technology for Dec. launch

The Arkyd-6 spacecraft includes core technology that will be used in the company’s asteroid exploration program.

Here's what to expect in terms of Eldorado Gold exploration projects

Canadian gold miner provides an update on exploration activities completed to date in 2017.

Eldorado halts investment in Greece’s Skouries project, sues Gov't

Miner said it would the project back into "care and maintenance" and re-assess its investment in it upon approval and receipt of required permits.

Small mining companies shun London market after IPO flops

Lacklustre performances by small mining companies on the London Stock Exchange are driving rivals in need of cash to find alternative ways to raise capital.

China's refined copper output highest since Dec 2014

Refined copper production was 774,000 tonnes last month, up 3.3 percent from 749,000 tonnes in August, according to the NBS data.

Trio of firm's mines log strong performance in Q3/17

Hecla Mining Co.'s Q3 production of silver, lead and zinc exceeded BMO's expectations, whereas that of gold reached the anticipated level.

More good news for lead price as market tightens further

Chinese smelters' treatment and refining charges for imported lead concentrate slide to $20–$30 per tonne, more than $100 below last year's peak.

About a third of global concentrates now registered to trade on this new exchange

Open Mineral Exchange has managed to attract mining companies and smelters wanting to cut out the middlemen and save cash on deals for concentrates.

Freeport pressed to give most of Grasberg copper-gold mine to Indonesia ASAP

Freeport agreed in August to divest a 51% stake in Grasberg to local interests in return for full operational control until 2041 plus fiscal and legal guarantees, but a final deal has still to be reached.

CHARTS: Mining's 2017 rally forecast to fizzle out

Consensus forecasts point to double digit declines for the platinum, zinc, copper and lead price by the end of the year, while coal is set to tank.

Central Asia Metals to buy Lynx Resources for $402m

The deal is expected to be both earnings- and cash-flow-per-share-accretive in the first full year, the company said.

Brazil's Votorantim Metais files for New York, Toronto IPO

Brazil-based mining company Votorantim Metais Holding SA filed on Thursday for an initial public offering in New York and Toronto, to tap into a wide base of investors betting on a long-term recovery in zinc, copper, lead and silver prices.

Eldorado defers decision to halt operations in Greece as talks with Gov’t begin

Company said it preserved the right to shut down operations in the country and to take legal actions to protect itself and its assets should the dialogue with the ministry of energy and environment fails.

Greece tries making peace with Eldorado, grants final permits for Olympias

While the company can now proceed with development of Olympias, is still awaiting permits for its Skouries project, the main bone of contention with Greek authorities.

Greece kicks off arbitration process over Eldorado Gold’s projects

Greek government alleges a technical study for the company’s Madem Lakkos metallurgical plant is deficient and thereby violates environmental terms.

Greece grants permits for Eldorado after miners clash with police

The miners from the Eldorado Gold mine in the Halkidiki region were protesting looming layoffs as the company said Monday it would suspend all operations in Greece.

Fireweed Drills Wide High Grade Mineralization at Macmillan Pass Project including 10.20% Zinc, 6.28% Lead and 87.7 g/t Silver over 24.4 meters (True Width)

“We are excited to see these results not just confirm the historic grades, but also exceed them significantly in places.”

Eldorado Gold to halt all operations in Greece

Citing delays in permits from the Greek government, the company said no additional investment would be made into the Olympias and Skouries projects or the Stratoni mine, which it acquired in 2012.

Newly IPO'd Fireweed Zinc talks about its Yukon project

The Canadian junior recently started a six-week drilling program at its Macmillan Pass Project located 200 kilometres northeast of the town of Ross River in Yukon

10% of Mexico’s territory available for mining

Active mining concessions add up to 25,716

Canada’s Trevali among world’s top zinc producers with Glencore mines buy

Acquisition makes of the Canadian miner one of the few multi-asset, low-cost global zinc producers.

Greece to begin arbitration process over Eldorado mine plans next month

Government said it expects to settle its differences with the Canadian miner, which is developing the Skouries and Olympias projects in northern Greece, where it also operates the Stratoni mine.

Worker dies at Eldorado Gold Skouries project in Greece

Contractor employee was struck by a branch from a falling tree, resulting in fatal injuries.

Freeport to yield control of giant Grasberg copper mine to Indonesia

The company has greed to reduce its stake in the Grasberg mine to 49% in exchange for licenses to operate the massive copper and gold pit until 2041.