Miners and explorers are only spending a third of what they did four years ago – and proportion of greenfield exploration are at record lows.
Zinc Mining News
Wall of copper supply never materialized, nickel market recorded first deficit since 2010 and zinc, lead will only get tighter in 2017.
Silver is mainly a byproduct of zinc, lead (and copper) mining and capacity coming back on stream could see return of silver's chronic oversupply issues.
Zinc was the second-best performing commodity in 2016, with a staggering 65.7% return.
Majors and juniors swap roles in $7 billion a year mining exploration sector
The firm, North America's No.1 producer of coking coal, benefitted from the price rally — steelmaking coal climbed 155.5% to $207 in the quarter.
EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index declined 13% in the last quarter last year as weak gold and nickel prices offset copper and zinc gains.
A large but troubled nickel mine in Finland may be back on the road to profitability thanks to a recent deal that saw commodities trader Trafigura take a 15.5 percent stake.
Trevali has committed to an approximately Cdn$20-million investment through a new partnership with Sandvik Mining to supply and maintain a full fleet of mining equipment for Caribou Mine operations.
Seaborne coal, tin prices are the big exceptions.
Judge revoked an interim order that prevented the company from relocating graves present at its Platreef platinum group metals mine, in Limpopo Province.
Private equity firm Orion selling $1 billion worth of royalty, streaming and offtake assets covering gold, silver, base metals and diamonds.
Trevali Mining Corporation announces a new investment in the future of its Caribou Zinc Mine, located in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northeastern New Brunswick, Canada, through the decision to transition to an owner-operated model that will include procurement of a new underground mining fleet.
Sandvik Mining will supply and maintain a full fleet of mining equipment for Caribou Mine operations.
The private space exploration firm has enough money to hit the moon by the end of 2017.
New report forecasts 20% improvement in nickel price by end-2017 – copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver to retreat.
Frank discusses the gold and bond markets and how they have been driven by global uncertainty.
Gold price to drop 8% in 2017 according to bank's January Commodities Outlook, but industrial metals face much better prospects.
Shares were up more than 45% on Tuesday mid-morning after it announced that joint venture partner Rio Tinto will start drilling for uranium at the company's asset in Saskatchewan.
Jones will leave his current position at the exchange and serve as an adviser until the end of this year, according to a statement from Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd, which owns the London bourse.
"The run-up in base metal prices, particularly after the US Presidential election, may be getting ahead of fundamentals."
The US Environmental Protection Agency won’t pay the $1.2 billion in claims filed by local governments, farmers, ranchers, tribes, and river-running raft companies.
Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.
First international tender for gold mining concessions in eight years to be held on Sunday.
Expected increased in the adoption of alternative energy sources by the country's gold sector to be boosted by recently passed regulations, such as the carbon tax.