Tin Mining News

Fresh wave of Chinese firms to go after Congo’s riches — report

Faced with declining domestic production, China's top copper company — Minmetals — said earlier this year that the "only solution” was going overseas, and many are following its steps.

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.

Illegal gold trade in Congo still benefiting armed groups, foreign companies

Illegally acquired and exported gold from the mineral-rich eastern Congo keeps filling the pockets of some foreign companies as well as armed groups, a new report shows.

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.

Bayer and Planetary Resources to collaborate to improve agriculture with space data

Improving agriculture with crop-specific satellite images.

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.

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.

Luxembourg aims high with asteroid mining deals

It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.

Cornwall tin: Revival of the fittest

Tin mining in the UK appears to be seeing something of a revival.

Nova Scotia's proposed overhaul of mining rules met with criticism, demands

While the province says the proposed ruling will cut red tape, environmental groups claim it doesn't do enough to prevent mining on privately protected lands.

Canadians to develop space mining tool

Deltion Innovations aims to design a drill that would prospect for water, ice and resources on the moon and beyond.

Vancouver junior buys 26 UK tin mines

Tin price is up more than 25% since January.

INFOGRAPHIC: The extraordinary metals in an iPhone 6s

Today, we open up one of the world's most popular mobile handsets - the iPhone - to see what metals and materials make it all possible!

Avalon Rare Metals is now Avalon Advanced Materials

Name change reflects a switch on the company's focus.

Indonesia to ease mineral export ban from 2017

The measure is part of a wider revision of the 2009 mining law that led to Indonesia's export edicts and other regulations.

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,