Zinc Mining News

Australia's mining project pipeline dwarfs other countries

Significant brown and greenfield projects through 2020 nearly outnumber the next ten countries on the list.

Planetary Resources now has $21 million to help miners find resources… on Earth

Funds will be used to deploy and operate the firm's Earth observation program, known as Ceres.

Gold price rally boosts Canada’s mining sector growth

Strong performance also came on the back of strategic initiatives, such as non-core asset sales, aggressive cost control measures and a disciplined approach in reducing debt.

Idaho silver mine shaft sunk to final depth of 9,587 feet

Project to extend life of Hecla Mining's Lucky Friday silver mine beyond 2040.

Aussie mines too costly to shut

Mine sales stumble on looming clean-ups

Sprott monthly market update with Rick Rule: Cobalt bubble coming; Kaminak & The Yukon; streaming & royalties

In the current bull market, with more equity available, streaming and royalty companies continue to provide much needed revenue in the base metals and industrial materials sectors.

This new silver application may push demand, prices even higher

Silver nanowires can be used to produce flexible screens in a cheaper, less energy-intensive manner, a new study shows.

Miners going broke – worst still to come

New report says mining and metals companies set to default on debt at more than three times the historical rate going back to 1983.

CHARTS: The May mining and metals meltdown

Seven trading days in and already global mining investors are nursing double digit declines as everything from copper to met coal to silver take a beating.

Luxembourg aims high with asteroid mining deals

It’s home to just a half-million people, but the country is not thinking small when it comes to the future of mining.

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.