Lead Mining News

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.

Increasingly bearish indicators weigh down lead price

By far the best performing base metal of last year, lead demand has run into serious headwinds this year – lithium's just one of them.

Australia's mining project pipeline dwarfs other countries

Significant brown and greenfield projects through 2020 nearly outnumber the next ten countries on the list.

Planetary Resources now has $21 million to help miners find resources… on Earth

Funds will be used to deploy and operate the firm's Earth observation program, known as Ceres.

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.