Tin Mining News

Luxembourg’s mining-focused Space Agency ready to lift off

Unlike US space agency NASA, Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) will not carry out research or launches. Its purpose is to boost exploration, mining and commercial utilization of resources extracted from near earth objects.

Mining and metals markets crater as copper price enters bear market

Investors found no solace in traditional safe haven gold with the precious metal setting a one-and-a-half year low.

LME to launch monthly 'implied pricing' for base metals

Starting on July 30, the LME will start providing a set of synthetic monthly prices for the six main base metals —  copper, aluminum, zinc, lead, nickel and tin.

CHART: Copper, nickel, zinc prices – plenty upside just to revert to mean

Even after two years of gains, industrial metals trade well below 10-year mean prices. Silver looks cheap, but gold, crude may be fully priced already.

Copper price takes another huge hit

Bears ignore soothing words about US-China trade war dropping copper to near 1-year low in frenzied trade.

Indonesia extends Freeport operating permit for Grasberg

Indonesia has extended an operating permit for Freeport's Grasberg copper-gold mine while discussions over long-term rights continue.

LME to get tougher on cobalt companies with ties to the DRC

Starting next year, it will demand firms that get at least 25% of their metal from small-scale mines in the DRC to be subject of a professional audit.

CHARTS: Halfway through 2018 and the mining rally is over

“China’s buoyant mood is giving way to concerns around tightening credit and a slowing manufacturing sector."

Oil and mining sector continue to grow in Peru

The mining sector showed an interannual growth of 0.16 per cent in May.

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%.