Zinc Mining News

Un-mothballed Century Mine sells $19.5M of zinc concentrate in September

The mine was the third largest zinc mine in the world prior to its closure in 2016.

Bear kills mining contractor in Alaska

Mine personnel are securing the area and working with state and federal authorities to investigate the situation.

Peru's mining investment boom leaves political woes behind

Peru has the potential to overtake Chile to become the world’s biggest copper producer, but it’s being held back by a lack of infrastructure and a ten-fold increase in permitting in the last seven years

Japan's Mitsui Mining expects H2 zinc output to rise 3.6 pct y/y

Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co Ltd plans to produce 114,600 tonnes of refined zinc during October-March in the 2018/19 financial year.

Trevali’s Santander zinc mine in Peru hit by blockade

The illegal action saw a group of locals spend seven days blocking the only access to the mine in protest for what they call “repetitive abuse” to community members and increasing pollution of their land and only water source.

Nyrstar profit warning highlights zinc's disconnects

Belgian zinc producer Nyrstar issued a profit warning last week, citing "adverse market conditions".

Shanghai sets challenge to New York, London in copper options debut

Almost 18,000 lots traded in debut day, equal to 90,000 tonnes of metal.

Sun Metals Corp. added to Oxygen Capital’s fold

Integrated mining development company rolls investment dice on its first major B.C. project.

Central Asia Metals hunts for acquisitions

Base metals under pressure from trade tensions.

Tahoe Resources' Guatemalan unit announces new round of layoffs

Decision comes two weeks after the country's top court kept in place a more than 14-month suspension of operations at the company's Escobal silver mine.

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Base metals drop as trade war angst spurs concern about demand

The U.S.-led trade war fans concern that the showdown will derail otherwise-strong economic growth in the world’s two largest economies.

Nexa says to invest $1.17 bln in Peru, Brazil in five years

About $816 million will be invested in Peru, including $555 million in copper projects and $216 million in zinc.

Mitsubishi, Sumitomo said to be after Teck’s Quebrada Blanca mine

Other companies interested in partnering with Teck include Freeport-McMoRan, China’s Aluminum Corp of China (Chinalco) and Canada’s base metals miner Lundin Mining.

Mining exploration spending in Australia jumps to 5-year high

Drilling at new projects up 57% as spending on gold exploration reaches 21-year high.

Lundin gives up on Nevsun after Zijin's $1.41 billion offer

Toronto-based miner said it doesn’t intend to amend any of the terms of its bid for Nevsun, but noted it would continue to pursue strategic growth opportunities.

Luxembourg’s mining-focused Space Agency ready to lift off

Unlike US space agency NASA, Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) will not carry out research or launches. Its purpose is to boost exploration, mining and commercial utilization of resources extracted from near earth objects.

China’s Zijin to buy Nevsun for $1.41bn after Lundin takeover rejected

The Chinese gold and base metals producer will give Nevsun Cdn$6 per share in cash, trumping Lundin’s C$4.75 a share bid launched in July.

Copper price takes another beating

Chinese manufacturing gauge drops to 14-month low.

India's Anil Agarwal succeeds with Vedanta Resources buyout

Some in the industry see this move as a prelude to a potentially broader deal with bigger miner Anglo American.

Grupo Mexico could reopen San Martin mine after 11 years

Miner Grupo Mexico could reopen the country's largest underground mine in the first quarter of 2019, after it closed due to a workers strike.

Australian southern state open to mining

Victoria's government wants to spend $220 million on exploration and drill one million metres by 2023.

Canada's Teck resumes lead smelting at British Columbia facility

Teck Resources Ltd said on Tuesday that lead smelting had resumed at its Trail, British Columbia, facility after a seven-day suspension because of wildfires.

Zacatecas governor welcomes reopening of Grupo Mexico's mine after 11-year strike

The provincial authority issued a statement after learning that the reopening of the mine will create 3,600 jobs.