Lead Mining News

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.

Eric Coffin: Base metals or precious metals

With the Yuan devaluation, interest rate hikes, and stock market volatility, Eric Coffin explores what commodities merit your investment dollars.

China factory data roils copper stocks – Freeport falls 9%

Billions wiped from mining sector as Chinese manufacturing activity contracts to a six-and-half year low.

Glencore may be forced to shut down giant zinc mine in Australia

The Northern Territory Chief Minister has threatened to close Glencore's McArthur River operation if the miner does not improve its environmental practices.

Declining silver price weighs on Hecla's quarter

Net loss of $26.8 million, or $0.07 per share

Byproduct of metal price meltdown is a higher silver price

70% of silver is mined as a byproduct – gold, base metal mine closures and declining capex will push silver market into deficit this year says new report.

Mine purchase and cleanup doesn't please enviro group

A US$2.6 million water treatment system from AZ Mining.

Planetary Resources' first spacecraft begins testing asteroid prospecting technology

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent its three-month orbiting mission sending back data to a group of scientists based at the firm’s headquarters in Redmond, WA.

Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Sunday's fiasco was the third major failure for America's commercial space industry in less than a year.

Nicola Mining Inc. enters into a second mining and milling profit share agreement

The mill feed is expected to be processed for gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc.

How Silvercorp invests in China

Silvercorp Metals Chairman and CEO revealed his strategies to become profitable in the Asian giant

Safe and efficient asteroid mining

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.”

Chile regulator seeks sanctions against Lundin’s Candelaria mine

Inspections that took place between 2013 and 2014, revealed 16 infractions, nine of which were considered very serious.

US Congress passes bill on space mining

Welcome to the future.

China is burning through its natural resources

China is the globe's top mining country, but its alarming reserves-to-production ratio is forcing domestic miners to hunt for deals in the rest of the world.

Asteroid miner puts first demonstration spaceship in orbit

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) will spent three month in orbit trying to identify subsystems to explore and prospect for valuable resources on asteroids.