Global miners have been cutting spending on new projects and expansions since 2012.
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Industrial metals surge as US president elect vows massive infrastructure spending – budget could top $500 billion.
The funding, which includes direct investment and grants, aims to help the asteroid mining company launch its first commercial prospecting mission by 2020.
Black Star deposit at Mount Isa in Australia depleted after 13 years of operation.
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 project is being scrutinized once again.
A moratorium in place since 2003 bans open-pit mining and the use of cyanide for metal recovery.
While many still see space mining as science fiction, global recruitment expert Fircroft has compiled data that proves it feasible.
Resistance breach shows significant upside potential for base metals.
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.
Extended mineralization and new zone discovered at its Santander mine in Peru.
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.
It jumped 30% in July when compared to the same month last year.
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.
China's domestic iron ore, copper, nickel, zinc, lead and bauxite mining output is slowing dramatically.
And one that's ultra-bearish.
Bolivia seized three of Glencore’s operations in nine years and the Swiss giant is now initiating arbitration proceedings against the South American nation.
The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.
Industrial metals are now all trading above their 100-day moving averages and most are no longer in backwardation.
First time a country partners with privates to boost the development of the industry.
An official endorsement of such mission would pave the way for several other for-profit space ventures currently in the works.
Iran's national development plan targets production of 2 million tonnes of copper per year by 2025.
Improving agriculture with crop-specific satellite images.
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.
Significant brown and greenfield projects through 2020 nearly outnumber the next ten countries on the list.