Tin Mining News

US-China trade war isn’t buckling copper price – yet

But tin, nickel miners and aluminum manufacturers should worry more.

Hong Kong exchange to launch dollar-denominated mini contracts for base metals

The new offering comes five years after a similar product fizzled on the Singapore Exchange (SGX).

China's metals imports robust despite macro doubts

Industrial metal markets are taking a breather as they await tangible evidence that China's latest stimulus package is feeding through to a flagging manufacturing sector.

Workers at Peru tin mine start indefinite strike – Minsur

Unionized workers at Peruvian miner Minsur's San Rafael tin mine started an indefinite strike on Tuesday to demand a bonus.

Alphamin begins commissioning Bisie tin mine in DRC

Commercial production at the tin mine, which is surrounded by dense forest, deeply weathered soils and experiences high rainfall, is expected in the second half of the year.

LME gets tougher on companies with ties to child labour, corruption

The initiative could see it ban or delist brands that can’t prove they are responsibly sourced by 2022.

LME storage problems writ large in tiny tin market

Depleted stocks have been a long-running theme on the LME tin market.

Industry groups sign MoU on responsible tin sourcing

The International Tin Association and the Responsible Business Alliance want to join forces to tackle minerals sourcing challenges from higher risk areas.

Struggling small miners may lead to bigger industry woes

Small miners are finding it increasingly difficult to raise capital to fund new ventures despite the positive demand outlook for several commodities.

Tin's bright electric future poses supply problem

Research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) projected that tin could be the metal with the most to gain.

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.