Zinc Mining News

No rapid rebound for African mining

Despite continued investment in copper assets on the continent from China and India hunting for coal mines.

Large lead, zinc deposit found in Xinjiang

A large lead and zinc deposit, allegedly China's largest, has been discovered in northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, local authorities announced on Sunday.

Mining companies to build LNG plant in western Canada

The idea is to power the Casino copper-gold mine in the Yukon and Selwyn’s zinc-lead mine in the Yukon-Northwest Territories.

Flashback Friday: The world's scariest mining chart

One year ago the most popular post at MINING.com examined how much longer the bear market in mining would last – compare and contrast.

Trevali continues to ride zinc wave

Extended mineralization and new zone discovered at its Santander mine in Peru.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

Five years of deficits will keep zinc price on the boil

New report forecasts very tight market conditions as stocks drop to below 5% of consumption by the end of the decade compared to more than 11% this year.

Mining threats UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Canada

Out of 75 documented threats against nine designated natural and cultural sites, 23 belong to the "physical resource extraction" category.

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.

Peru’s copper output continues to grow

It jumped 30% in July when compared to the same month last year.

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.

Nevsun completes switch to zinc

Vancouver-based miner ships first zinc concentrate from flagship Bisha mine in Eritrea which started life as a gold-silver project in 2010.

Zinc, it never rains but it pours

What will happen is that no major in the mining industry shall consider new investments until prices breach $1.20.

Zinc price rally may have gone too far

Current price could bring idled production back and bulky new projects are coming online soon.

BHP Billiton launches Prospects blog

The blogs will offer views on economics, commodities outlook and individual markets, and broader issues such as policy, governance and our social contribution.

Mining has nothing to fear from Fed rate hikes

Study shows commodities have been the best performing asset class during Fed rating hike cycles since 1983 with average returns for industrial metals 44%

South32 posts $1.6bn loss but pays maiden dividend

The miner continues to look for new assets, including Anglo American’s 40% stake in their manganese joint venture — Samancor.

Investing in the new resource bull market

After four grinding years of falling metal prices and vanishing market capitalizations, we have seen a stunning shift in market sentiment since mid-January, says Matt Geiger of MJG Capital. Multiple physical commodities are now in technical bull markets.

McArthur River mine could cost up to $1B to remediate

The McArthur River mine in Australia is looking at a nine-figure clean-up bill, says a new report on one of the world's largest producers of lead, zinc and silver.

Moody’s has just called the bottom of the commodities rout

The worst is over, at least for base metals, says Moody's, but warns that challenging industry conditions should continue through to at least 2018.

Copper price is going nowhere

New report says base metal prices have bottomed, but there's hardly any upside – and that includes the zinc price.

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.

Chinese ban may breathe new life into zinc price rally

Beijing cuts off power to 26 mines in key Chinese zinc, lead production region.

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.