Lead Mining News

Latin America-focused copper miner now eyeing Canada

Westminster Resources to buy a land package in the Ronge district of Saskatchewan.

LME to launch monthly 'implied pricing' for base metals

Starting on July 30, the LME will start providing a set of synthetic monthly prices for the six main base metals —  copper, aluminum, zinc, lead, nickel and tin.

CHART: Copper, nickel, zinc prices – plenty upside just to revert to mean

Even after two years of gains, industrial metals trade well below 10-year mean prices. Silver looks cheap, but gold, crude may be fully priced already.

Copper price takes another huge hit

Bears ignore soothing words about US-China trade war dropping copper to near 1-year low in frenzied trade.

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

CHARTS: Halfway through 2018 and the mining rally is over

“China’s buoyant mood is giving way to concerns around tightening credit and a slowing manufacturing sector."

EPA to clean up wastewater at 26 Colorado mines

The selected areas are known for presenting high levels of aluminum, cadmium, copper, iron, lead and/or zinc.

Metal prices, financing, exploration and assays are all up

No longer under water.

Silver miners’ Q1’18 fundamentals

The major silver miners’ stocks remain deeply out of favor, languishing near multi-year lows.

China metals companies trade on Shanghai exchange's new platform

It will expand to include more commodities, including zinc, lead, nickel, tin and silver, in the next step.

Fireweed files a PEA with a pre-tax IRR of 32%

The pre-production capital expenditure is $404M, which includes $105 million of capital cost required to upgrade the government-owned North Canol Road.

Rio Tinto about to offload stake in Grasberg mine for $3.5 billion

Company confirmed is in talks to sell its stake in the world’s second largest copper mine to Indonesia’s Inalum.

Eldorado to soon obtain permit for processing plant in Greece, minister hints

The country’s energy ministry said he aimed to address the company's development plans in the coming weeks and according to a recent arbitration, which favoured Eldorado.

Lead price comes roaring back

"Lead from a raw materials side is probably the tightest commodity market out there."

Louis Dreyfus completes $466 mln sale of metals unit to Chinese fund

The metals business is one of the largest copper, zinc and lead concentrates merchants worldwide, according to Louis Dreyfus.

Workers seek partner to buy and operate aging Peru smelter

La Oroya polymetallic smelter had been operated by Doe Run Peru, a unit of the U.S.-based Renco Group, from 1997 until the company went bankrupt in 2009 and its assets were transferred to a group of former creditors.

China's metals trade is facing a year of upheaval: Andy Home

China's trade in industrial metals looks set for significant upheaval this year as the country adapts to fast-evolving supply chains.

Canadian miner halts operations in Peru due to community protests

Pan American Silver management has engaged with the protesters in a mediation process.

Spanish activists reject reopening of Los Frailes mine

On the 20th anniversary of the breach of the tailings pond at the Los Frailes mine in Spain, environmental organizations held a press conference to alert the public about the possibility of a similar accident taking place.

Eldorado scores key win in row with Greece over projects

Ruling rejects the Greek State's motion that Eldorado's technical study for a metallurgy plant in the country’s Stratoni Valley, was in breach of any agreements between the parts.

Indonesia's Inalum expects to line up Freeport sale bank financing soon

Indonesia's state mining holding company expects to reach an agreement soon on bank financing to buy a controlling stake in the local unit of Freeport McMoran Inc.

Canadian miner could reopen centenary Idaho mine

Toronto-based Bunker Hill Mining Co. would consider reopening its namesake mine on a limited basis by the end of the year.

British Columbia to reform Environmental Assessment Process in the fall

Environmental assessments already underway will continue under the current process.

Puma Exploration and Trevali Mining Corporation enter into strategic development and exploration alliance

 Puma Exploration announced the signature of a non-binding Letter of Intent with Trevali Mining Corporation for the development of the Murray Brook Deposit.

Great Atlantic to drill for base/precious metals in New Brunswick

The company has just received a diamond drilling permit for up to 10 holes.