Tin Mining News

Trade worries aside, copper price has further to fall

"Metals markets are well supplied and weaker demand from China will prove too strong a headwind for prices," says new report.

It was a great first quarter for battery material financings

Lithium, copper and nickel.

Early stage projects are located in mining-friendly jurisdictions

Worldwide there are over 30,000 exploration projects.

China metals companies trade on Shanghai exchange's new platform

It will expand to include more commodities, including zinc, lead, nickel, tin and silver, in the next step.

Rio Tinto about to offload stake in Grasberg mine for $3.5 billion

Company confirmed is in talks to sell its stake in the world’s second largest copper mine to Indonesia’s Inalum.

Canadian explorer looking to restart Europe's last tin mine to list in London

Vancouver-based Strongbow Exploration expects the London listing to help it raise 25 million pounds ($34 million) over the next 18 months, which will use to study the feasibility of resuming production at the South Crofty tin mine in Cornwall.

Indonesia grants tin export permits to 12 companies including PT Timah

The country's biggest tin miner PT Timah Tbk received a permit to ship 32,305 tonnes.

Indonesia's Timah Q1 refined tin output down 23 pct

Refined tin output fell to 5,361 tonnes in the quarter from 6,963 tonnes in the same period last year, the company said in a statement.

China's metals trade is facing a year of upheaval: Andy Home

China's trade in industrial metals looks set for significant upheaval this year as the country adapts to fast-evolving supply chains.

Scientists create "kagome metal"

It's an electrically conducting crystal, made from layers of iron and tin atoms, with each atomic layer arranged in the repeating pattern of a kagome lattice.

Indonesia's Inalum expects to line up Freeport sale bank financing soon

Indonesia's state mining holding company expects to reach an agreement soon on bank financing to buy a controlling stake in the local unit of Freeport McMoran Inc.

Feast and famine in the global tin market(s): Andy Home

The London market is only one half of the picture when it comes to tin price signals. The other, very different half is located in Shanghai.

INFOGRAPHIC: The true costs of artisanal mining

Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining (ASM) has become a major of revenue for millions of people in about 80 countries worldwide, with more than 100 million people currently depending on the activity for their livelihoods. But at what costs?

Avalon announces start of winter drilling program on Separation Rapids Lithium project

At least seven holes totalling 1500 metres are planned at the Ontario-based project.

Planetary Resources a step closer to mining asteroids with spacecraft launch

Data obtained from the Arkyd-6 will be use in the development of the Arkyd-301, Planetary Resources next spacecraft platform and the beginning of its space resource exploration program.

Indonesia sets framework for Freeport to yield control of Grasberg mine

Indonesia state-owned holding Asahan Aluminum, or Inalum, would grab a 41.64% stake in the local unit of Freeport, which increases its current ownership in it to 51%.

Prehistoric bling: Research uncovers factors behind the development of earliest copper alloys

The colour properties of prehistoric copper alloys have largely been understudied. Until now.

Indonesia to grab Rio Tinto stake in Grasberg mine

After pumping billions into the Indonesian mine for almost 25 years, Rio might be able to see a decent return as the country’s government plans to acquire the miner’s 40% stake in the coveted operation.

Luxembourg, Japan team up to explore and mine space resources

The five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise on the exploration and mining of out-of-earth resources.

LME launches probe on cobalt suppliers over fears of child exploitation

The LME has sent a directive to all suppliers asking them to detail how they guarantee “responsible sourcing” of the commodities they trade in the exchange.

Planetary Resources readies asteroid mining technology for Dec. launch

The Arkyd-6 spacecraft includes core technology that will be used in the company’s asteroid exploration program.

Freeport pressed to give most of Grasberg copper-gold mine to Indonesia ASAP

Freeport agreed in August to divest a 51% stake in Grasberg to local interests in return for full operational control until 2041 plus fiscal and legal guarantees, but a final deal has still to be reached.

Freeport to yield control of giant Grasberg copper mine to Indonesia

The company has greed to reduce its stake in the Grasberg mine to 49% in exchange for licenses to operate the massive copper and gold pit until 2041.

China's metals trade fragments into multiple narratives: Andy Home

China's metals trade figures were once a spotlight on the state of the world's manufacturing engine and price driver.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars with fresh space mining deal

The country's ultimate objective is to have its own space mining agency by the end of the year.