Tin Mining News

Luxembourg joins race to conquer space mining

The move comes only three months after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a space exploitation law.

CHARTS: Chinese supercycle can't be repeated

Mining hits a BRIC wall.

One small step for mining's new frontier

Once a figment of science fiction films, the sometimes risky notion of mining in space may soon become a reality if asteroid miners have their way.

Asteroid miner 3D-prints spacecraft prototype with alien metal

What Planetary Resources' 3D-printed model so impressive is the fact that it’s made entirely out of metal that’s not from Earth.

The world's 10 wettest mines

One of these mines gets more than fives times the rain of Canada's rainiest city.

The world's 10 highest mines

Eight of the world's highest elevation mines are in one country

Tin market deficit as production drops 8%

New study predicts fall in global tin production will offset weaker demand in China keeping market in deficit this year and next,

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.

The collapse of commodities in one simple chart

Year to date gold is one of the better performers, but rhodium comes off worst.

What do conflict minerals have to do with financial reform?

A small statute in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Protection Act is wreaking havoc in the Congo, according to a new report by National Center for Policy Analysis Senior Fellow David Grantham.

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.

Old Nova Scotia tin mine could resume production in a few years

Avalon Rare Metals expects to publish the project's Preliminary Economic Assessment by the end of the month.

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.

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.

Avalon Rare Metals begins pilot plant program at lithium asset

The facility aims to test a new lithium minerals process developed by the company over the past year.

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.

Dodd-Frank: Five years and $1.5 trillion later

In the five years since the Dodd-Frank Act passed, oil produced in developing countries was worth an estimated $1.55 trillion for those governments. But because the landmark US transparency law remains delayed, any payments that flowed to governments took place with limited or no transparency.

When it comes to conflict mining regulation, should one size fit all?

Conflict mining remains an important issue, and one we are beginning to see governments step in to address in different ways.

Avalon banks on new ‘blood metals’ rule for Canada’s tin mine success

The miner is spending $1.3 million in exploration work aimed to reopen a historic tin-indium mine in Nova Scotia.

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.

Avalon Rare Metals commences $1.3 million work program on the East Kemptville tin-indium project

Drilling is scheduled to commence in early July.

Peru's copper, gold, zinc production rises, silver falls in April

Peru is the world's third-largest copper, zinc and tin producer, it is the second-largest producer of silver and fifth-ranked gold producer. via Peru's copper, gold, zinc production rises, silver falls in April - Metals | […]

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.”

CFSI enables companies to comply with new EU Conflict Minerals rules

Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Expands Geographic Scope, Adopts Risk-Based Approach