Zinc Mining News

Luxembourg joins race to conquer space mining

The move comes only three months after U.S. President Barack Obama signed a space exploitation law.

Explorer Aston Bay signs $40-million preliminary deal with BHP on copper asset

Tiny Aston Bay Holdings (BAY-V), a junior with a copper-zinc project in Nunavut, seized the market’s attention by announcing a preliminary joint-venture deal with the world’s largest mining company.

CHARTS: Chinese supercycle can't be repeated

Mining hits a BRIC wall.

INFOGRAPHIC: The periodic table of commodity returns

This year’s version has an interactive design that allows users to sort returns by various categories including returns, volatility, and other groupings.

Oil, Asian stocks rout deepen miners wounds

Miners suffering fresh sell-off as oil price falls and the IMF lowers growth forecast for China, rattling investors.

MMG’s gigantic Las Bambas mine in Peru makes first copper shipment to China

The company shipped roughly 10,000 tonnes of copper concentrate from Las Bambas from the Port of Matarani to China on Jan. 15.

Colombian police begins evicting illegal miners from Continental Gold’s claims

The Canadian miner's Buriticá gold-silver-zinc project is located about 75 km from Medellín, the country’s second largest city.

One small step for mining's new frontier

Once a figment of science fiction films, the sometimes risky notion of mining in space may soon become a reality if asteroid miners have their way.

This is what a mining, metals market meltdown looks like

Three of the world's top mining companies are now trading over 90% below their boom year highs as the 2016 commodity sell-off gathers pace.

South32 mulls acquisition of Anglo’s $1bn business in Brazil

Company is said to have sent out requests to investment banks as it seeks to hire an adviser to assist in the bidding process for Anglo American's niobium and phosphate business in Brazil.

Morgan, Sachs, Glencore have lawsuit against zinc price conspiracy dismissed

Two of the largest banks in the world and the biggest commodities trader have been found to be innocent of claims that they fixed zinc prices.

Worst year for US mining jobs since 1986

12 straight months of losses see 129,000 positions eliminated, the deepest jobs cuts in 29 years and the third worst annual decline since 1939.

Asteroid miner 3D-prints spacecraft prototype with alien metal

What Planetary Resources' 3D-printed model so impressive is the fact that it’s made entirely out of metal that’s not from Earth.

Anglo American teeters on the brink

Fresh selloff brings year loss to 80%. Outside metal prices rebounding (aka divine intervention) and barring extending a begging bowl, what will save Anglo?

BC mining in 2016: New mines on track despite dire outlook

Hard decisions by some mining companies are required in 2016 if they are to avoid solvency problems, warns the Bank of Merrill Lynch.

Veteran investor Rick Rule reveals a unique arbitrage opportunity

Rick praises innovative precious metals streams on base metal projects and one Canadian company that is adding value and being rewarded for it.

Happy New Year from The Mercenary Geologist

Despite the ongoing and deepening bear market for commodities and the junior resource sector, MercenaryGeologist.com continues to produce valuable analysis and research on commodities and equities.

Why CSR makes sense for communities, companies and investors

Mining executives tell The Gold Report that the most effective corporate social responsibility programs (CSR) are orchestrated cooperatively instead of applied prescriptively.

Monster rally for mining stocks

Broad advance for mining shares as metal prices jump on China stimulus hopes – Freeport rockets 17% in massive volumes.

You're too bearish on China growth

Beijing has very ambitious 2020 growth targets. A new survey finds Chinese executives are much more confident than the rest of the world about hitting them.

The world's 10 wettest mines

One of these mines gets more than fives times the rain of Canada's rainiest city.

Eric Coffin – "I'm looking for 50-100%-plus gains over the next 12-24 months"

Eric gives us a new perspective on US economic recovery, trends to watch in 2016 and a selection of companies with the potential to break out.

2015: Twilight of the Supercycle

A look back at mining and metals in 2015 through MINING.com's most popular stories of the year.

The world's 10 highest mines

Eight of the world's highest elevation mines are in one country

Some think not too soon for Anglo obituary

Anglo-American perceived as "the most likely of the diversified mining majors to go bust" even if it "goes down fighting".