Zinc Mining News

Hold Reservoir Minerals after takeout: Adrian Day

Adrian Day shares his initial thoughts on the deal.

CAT chairman pours cold water on mining rally

"It is not clear at this time that the current prices are either sustainable or sufficient".

Miners spending again: $50 billion capex in five months

Confidence returns to mining sector as announced capital outlays surge to $108 billion – greenfield project spending up three-fold in first quarter.

Looming zinc supply shortage good news for producers and explorers: Stefan Ioannou

The outlook for zinc appears bullish, says Stefan Ioannou of Haywood Securities, spearheaded by mine closures, dwindling production and the dearth of replacement projects.

Afghan mineral wealth being looted by strongmen, experts say

Afghanistan has reserves of coal, copper, iron ore, zinc, mercury, rare earths, gems such as rubies and emeralds, gold and silver worth about $3 trillion.

Spill at Teck’s plant in Canada now contained, no risks to human health

The now contained spill, which happened at Teck's Trail smelting and refining plant in British Columbia, lasted for about 15-20 minutes.

Did BHP just call the bottom of the mining cycle?

CEO Andrew Mackenzie said over the weekend "the commodities fall has stopped". Not only that – after recent rallies six are back in bull markets.

Altius Minerals takes advantage of market weakness

Altius Minerals Corp. has continued to make progress through the bear market in resources.

IMF warns of another 14% drop in metal prices this year

The Fund's slightly more positive outlook for the Chinese economy not enough to halt metal price declines this year and in 2017.

The rights and wrongs of rights issues

Rights issues are the best way of raising funds in a way that does not disadvantage existing shareholders

Canadians to develop space mining tool

Deltion Innovations aims to design a drill that would prospect for water, ice and resources on the moon and beyond.

INFOGRAPHIC: Receding Arctic ice unlocking fathomless mineral resources

If you don’t mind frost and cost.

Commodity bulls twisting in the wind

After rebound in sentiment, mining and metals sector increasingly vulnerable to outside shocks says new report.

The end of the global diversified miner?

New report predicts mining's majors will increasingly move away from diversification strategies to concentrate on competitiveness in certain core sectors.

The richest and poorest countries in the world

The world economy is complex, but today’s series of maps will allow you to simplify your understanding of the relative wealth of people around the globe.

British Columbia native land claims continue to conflict with mineral rights

In recent months, mineral claims in B.C. have been put into question as a result of interim treaty agreements.

PDAC 2016 Convention exceeds 22,000 attendees

Optimism and opportunity abounded at the PDAC 2016 Convention of The Prospectors & Developers Association of Canada in spite of recent industry challenges, indicating a positive shift in sentiment amongst the industry’s key players.

MMG swings to loss and books $784 million write down

The overseas unit of China’s largest state-owned copper and zinc producer is the latest victim of a sustained rout in metal prices.

Mining stocks in once-a-decade rally

Friday's jump in copper and iron ore prices propel mining stocks to biggest weekly gain since 2008.

Mining to boost Peruvian GDP this year despite low copper prices

The country expects around $56 billion worth of mining projects to come on stream this year.

Eritrea looks to build mining sector to kick-start economy

The country aims to have four mines in operation by 2018 producing gold, copper, zinc and potash.

South32 looking for assets despite $1.75bn loss, massive layoffs

Despite the loss and a 94% drop in earnings, analysts believe the company's modest debt of $116 million makes it well-positioned to act on opportunities.

South32 in talks with Anglo American to buy manganese unit

The spin-out from BHP Billiton says it is willing to take on the manganese ore venture if the price is right.

Teck Resources logs $536M loss in Q4 on depressed commodities, asset charge

The loss includes a Cdn$598 million impairment charge on its Fort Hills oil sands project in Alberta.

EPA says Colorado mine spill dumped 880,000 pounds of metals into river

The report didn’t identify the metals but said researchers were looking at cadmium, copper, lead, mercury, nickel and zinc.