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.
Tin Mining News
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.
Vancouver junior will start environmental work in September at South Crofty mine in south-west England where mining dates back to the Bronze age.
The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.
Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.
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.
Industrial metals are now all trading above their 100-day moving averages and most are no longer in backwardation.
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.
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.
Improving agriculture with crop-specific satellite images.
Significant brown and greenfield projects through 2020 nearly outnumber the next ten countries on the list.
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.
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.
It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.
Tin mining in the UK appears to be seeing something of a revival.
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.
Deltion Innovations aims to design a drill that would prospect for water, ice and resources on the moon and beyond.
Tin price is up more than 25% since January.
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!
Name change reflects a switch on the company's focus.