Tin Mining News

Tin use in batteries may rise to 60,000 tonnes by 2030-industry group

The global tin market is expected to move into a surplus of 500 tonnes this year from a 7,500-tonne deficit in 2018.

Slow growth for Europe's mining sector — report

In Q2 2019, analysts expect investment levels across the European mining sector will be sluggish.

Fourteen miners killed in Rwanda tin mine after hill collapses

Piran Resources is part of Pella Resources, an Africa-focused natural resource and energy group.

Mining the Americas in 2019 — a forecast

Canada's cobalt sector and Ecuador's budding mining sector for copper and gold will be investment hot spots.

Regional states back Congo opposition leader's vote dispute

"It’s obviously really important for Tshisekedi to have SADC’s approval and endorsement for his presidency”

A cold blast from China chills industrial metals markets: Andy Home

The London Metal Exchange index slumped to a one-and-a-half year low of 2730.1 on Jan. 3.

The mining world watches as Congo counts votes for next leader

The Democratic Republic of Congo is in uncharted waters as the nation awaits election results marking the end of President Joseph Kabila’s rule.

Bolivia: Where revolutionaries and lithium miners go to die

In 2017 Morales started talking about lithium mining. The country holds vast amounts of the mineral.

Copper price falls despite China's promise of more 'economic miracles'

Industrial metal prices tumble as President Xi's defiant speech intensifies trade war fears, offer little on economic stimulus or market reforms.

Nigeria's first gold refinery plans to triple capacity in five years

Most ore will be sourced locally from various locations including the northwestern states of Zamfara, Kebbi and Kaduna, as well as the central states of Kwara and Niger.

TechMet appoints Admiral Mike Mullen Chairman of advisory board

TechMet has been operational for over a year and has assets, deployed in mining, processing and recycling projects around the world, including Canada, Brazil, Rwanda and Burundi.

Peru’s gold, silver, copper output falls

On the positive side, the Andean country's iron ore production grew by 66.8% when compared to the previous year.

Tin pioneer Kay Nimmo named in Top 100 Women in Mining

Nimmo was selected for the Top 100 listing based on criteria such as perseverance in the face of adversity and a trail-blazing approach.

Cornwall’s historic South Crofty tin mine revival a step closer

Strongbow Exploration plans to bring the mine back into production following a proposed dual listing on London's AIM market.

Spanish environmentalists demand mine closures

The activists expressed their complaints at the European Parliament.

Mining in the Mekong: Myanmar to outperform, Thailand to underperform – report  

Myanmar is expected to lead in the Mekong region for mining industry growth, driven by the high production growth of tin, lead and coal.

LME reforms must meet international standards, Global Witness warns

Global Witness warns that the LME must ensure its members go beyond paper-based compliance activities.

Uganda to join transparency program as it seeks mining investors

The East African nation seeks to reassure potential investors that it isn’t involved in “conflict minerals.”

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.