Tin Mining News

Curb your copper price enthusiasm – report

"The run-up in base metal prices, particularly after the US Presidential election, may be getting ahead of fundamentals."

Nickel prices plummet as Indonesia eases export ban

Far-reaching new mining rules ease a controversial ban on exports of nickel ore and bauxite.

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

With only a couple of exceptions, metal and mineral prices rallied in 2016 – see at a glance how far the industry has come.

Without China global mining would be smaller than in 2000

TABLE: China's copper demand grew 11-fold in 15 years – the rest of the world shrunk. Sans China, the nickel market would've barely broken a million tonnes.

Eight dead, 35 injured in Congo mining hub amid anti-Govt protests

Congolese security forces accused of shooting civilians in the southern city of Lubumbashi.

Trump infrastructure bump forecast for global economy

New report predicts US infrastructure spending promised by president-elect could propel global growth to highest since 2011 further boosting metals demand.

Forget gold price. The real Trump rally is in copper

Industrial metals surge as US president elect vows massive infrastructure spending – budget could top $500 billion.

Luxembourg shoots for the stars, invests $28 million in Planetary Resources

The funding, which includes direct investment and grants, aims to help the asteroid mining company launch its first commercial prospecting mission by 2020.

Mining robots key to colonizing Mars — Elon Musk

He envisions people living in big glass-carbon fiber domes on the surface, with additional areas mined out below the surface by robots for "industrial" uses.

Congo’s cobalt production set to soar despite claims of child labour

Last year, the country's cobalt production accounted for just over half of the world's output.

INFOGRAPHIC: The facts and figures that make space mining real

While many still see space mining as science fiction, global recruitment expert Fircroft has compiled data that proves it feasible.

CHART: Despite unnerving gold price fall, mining rally's intact

While met coal is clearly the star performer, thermal coal is probably the biggest upset – seaborne prices have jumped 65% in 2016 to above $80 a tonne.

Zinc, lead prices break free from long term downtrend

Resistance breach shows significant upside potential for base metals.

Space mining absolutely viable — NASA expert

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.

NASA’s latest mission may tell us whether asteroid mining is really a go

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.

CHART: China must import more ore

China's domestic iron ore, copper, nickel, zinc, lead and bauxite mining output is slowing dramatically.

Four China charts to turn you into a mining bull

And one that's ultra-bearish.

Glencore tries to enforce its rights in Bolivia

Bolivia seized three of Glencore’s operations in nine years and the Swiss giant is now initiating arbitration proceedings against the South American nation.

Historic Cornwall tin mine could re-open in 2018

Vancouver junior will start environmental work in September at South Crofty mine in south-west England where mining dates back to the Bronze age.

Asteroid miner Deep Space to launch first commercial mission by 2020

The mission's goal is to map a target asteroid, looking for deposits of water and other resources with visible and infrared cameras.

China snaps up $4.5bn worth of overseas mining assets in just six months

Most of them have been after existing operations and companies, rather than trying to build mines from scratch.

Fresh wave of Chinese firms to go after Congo’s riches — report

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.

Metals and mining rally has staying power

Industrial metals are now all trading above their 100-day moving averages and most are no longer in backwardation.

Illegal gold trade in Congo still benefiting armed groups, foreign companies

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.

Luxembourg invests heavily in space mining

First time a country partners with privates to boost the development of the industry.