Zinc Mining News

Mining M&A jumps to 4-year high – expect more in 2018

New report says "deals in lithium, copper and cobalt are expected to feature high on the agenda of management teams across the industry."

Copper, iron ore price jump sparks rally in mining stocks

Top listed copper producer Freeport jumped 7.4% and with Vale – up 6% – was among the NYSE's top 10 most actively traded stocks.

Teck Resources down despite better profit in Q4

The firm, North America's No.1 producer of coking coal, said the boost in profit was mainly thanks to the reversal of an impairment charge related to an improvement in the outlook for steelmaking commodity.

Rio Tinto becomes sole owner of Pistol Bay uranium assets in Canada

Rio Tinto had already earned a 75% interest in the C-4-5-6 property, and it was expected to exercise its option to acquire full interest by 2019.

Sandvik invests $25 million to boost use of metal 3D printing

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a process of making three-dimensional solid objects from a digital file and Sandvik wants to use it for scale production.

Pile-of-cash dilemma for mining industry once crippled by slump

With metals from zinc to palladium trading at multi-year highs, four of the world’s top producers generated combined free cash flow last year of about $87 million a day.

Congo shocker fells Ivanhoe Mines stock

Vancouver-based company headed by billionaire mining financier Robert Friedland loses 11% of its value after DRC stuns with new mining code.

Glencore in ‘hiring frenzy’ as it readies to restart Lady Loretta zinc mine

Production at the Queensland-based operation was halted in 2015 because of falling zinc prices. Since then, prices for the metal have more than doubled.

Zinc price will vault $4,000 within months – report

Global zinc stocks falling to "critically low levels" by second half of 2018, propelling prices above $4,000 a tonne predicts Wood Mackenzie in new research.

These are some of the top mining assets on the block

Big mining companies, restored to health following the 2015-16 price crash, are seeking to rationalize their portfolios and acquire assets in line with heightened focus on the best quality minerals and anticipated demand for battery materials.

Scotiabank bullish on zinc, copper

Scotiabank’s January commodity price index is good news for resource sectors.

Great Atlantic to drill for base/precious metals in New Brunswick

The company has just received a diamond drilling permit for up to 10 holes.

A candidate for 'deal of the year' in British Columbia

Very rarely I come across a junior that simply seems to tick almost all boxes, and it looks like new sponsor Kutcho Copper Corp. is doing just that.

The periodic table of commodity returns

If for some reason, you still think that the commodity markets are predictable, today’s chart provides a nice piece of humble pie.

European metals technology companies want to lead anti-corruption fight

Following the 2016 launching of the Collective Action Initiative for the Metals Technology Industry, the program announced today that it has added a new member.

Metals power higher as sickly dollar spurs copper-to-gold rally

Copper surged as much as 2.1 percent, the most since Nov. 13, to $7,262 a metric ton on the London Metal Exchange.

New indicated resource points to expansion at New Century Zinc Mine

The re-start of a mothballed zinc mine in Australia is turning out to have a strong upside for both the mining company and its investors. 

Zinc price hits fresh decade high

“From the macro point of view, this is not an environment where you’d want to be shorting metals.”

Planetary Resources a step closer to mining asteroids with spacecraft launch

Data obtained from the Arkyd-6 will be use in the development of the Arkyd-301, Planetary Resources next spacecraft platform and the beginning of its space resource exploration program.

Mining profits are super-charged and BlackRock wants to get paid

“A lot of investors were really badly burned, ourselves included.”

Zinc prices hit highest in over a decade on supply concerns

Zinc hit its highest in more than a decade on Friday as concerns over market tightness persisted, while copper hit a two-week low as Chinese investor interest was muted with the Lunar New Year holidays looming.

Peru’s environmental deregulation to spur more mining-related protests: analysts

The approval of the supreme decree 042-2017 in December might generate more unrest.

CHARTS: Big mining's surge in value shames tech giants

The mining cycle turned two years ago – gains for the sector's largest companies have far outpaced stocks like Apple, Amazon, Google and Facebook since.

Mining investments in Peru grew by 54.8% in November

Investments grew by 54.8% compared to the same month of 2016.

Goldman has more good news for copper, zinc price

Chinese supply-side reforms, environmental cuts translate into higher prices and less Chinese production, "both of which benefit ex-China producers."