Zinc Mining News

Osisko Metals re-analyzes Key Anacon, seeks greenfield targets

The company has applied an innovative geological analysis of the Key Anacon deposit and the Bathurst Mining Camp, and pinpointed 10 new greenfield exploration targets.

Australian miners see some impact from two cyclones, clean up begins

Businesses affected included those in the iron ore export hubs of the Pilbara region, as well as Rio Tinto's bauxite operations in Weipa to the east.

Argo confirms historic grades at Woco in Ontario

Three holes cut 132 grams gold per tonne over 1.8 metres from 87 metres downhole.

Glencore suspends Australian zinc mine as cyclone nears

Authorities have declared a state of emergency in the region as Tropical Cyclone Trevor nears.

Champion Iron hunts high grade zones at Powderhorn

The company says the data acquired in 2017 and 2018 demonstrates the presence of a 50-metre thick zinc-bearing unit with several high grade lenses.

Cyclone lurks off West Australia as storm hits Rio mine in East

Cyclone Trevor is expected to rapidly strengthen as it moves into the Gulf of Carpentaria, and is forecast to skirt South32 Ltd.’s manganese mine and a Glencore-operated zinc project

Zinc price builds on 2019 rally as stocks reach just 2 days consumption

Inventories are down 55% this year and are on course to reach levels last seen in 1990.

Kinross takes 9.7% stake in Wolfden Resources

The two companies will form of a committee to explore Wolfden’s Pickett Mountain volcanogenic massive sulphide (VMS) deposit in Maine.

Taxes and royalties paid by Australian miners equivalent to Federal Government education spending

Aussie miners paid A$30.6 billion in company tax and royalties in 2017-18.

Massive storm hits wheat, cattle, mines in U.S. heartland

Blizzard-like conditions in the Dakotas, western Nebraska and Kansas are stressing winter wheat, inundating mines and disrupting ranches.

China Jan-Feb refined copper output rises 6.3% year-over-year — stats bureau

Output reached 1.34 million tonnes, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday.

MAC says mining needs government support to enhance competitiveness

Capital investment in the mining sector has declined each year since 2012, with investment intentions for 2018 in line with this trend.

Vedanta to shut Namibian zinc refinery for five weeks

Miners downed tools from Feb. 22 to March 6, affecting waste-stripping at the mine and mining of ore.

Luxfer’s acquisition of Neo Performance falls through

The Manchester-based company had agreed to acquire Neo for $612 million in cash and stock.

Salary not top priority for mining jobseekers – Study

Out of 800 people polled, 40% prioritize work-life balance.

Glencore signs annual zinc treatment charges deal with Canada's Noranda

The market terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Rathdowney Resources names Whittington president, CEO

Whittington was president and CEO of Farallon Mining until its sale to Nyrstar in 2011 and later of Northern Vertex Mining.

Global Mineral Professionals Alliance launches tailings initiative

The members of the Alliance agreed on the urgency of examining tailings from the perspective of disposal and closure.

All but two Canadian provinces approve Minerals and Metals Plan

Ontario and Saskatchewan say the plan falls short in growing Canada’s reputation as a world leader.

Canada’s mining sector at a crossroads — report

Canada's mining sector is going through dramatic change, but the industry remains bullish on growth, and miners increasingly believe innovation and advances in technology will reshape the industry.

China's strong imports help explain low LME metal stock

Refined metal has been flowing in significant quantities to China, reducing availability in the rest of the world.

Golden Share Resources acquires Sandridge project in Ontario

The project is located approximately 150 kilometres east of Thunder Bay and it sits on the Winston Lake Greenstone Belt.

Stunning footage of Australia copper, lead, zinc train derailment

Clean-up starts after devastating floods in Queensland derail 80-wagon train carrying metal concentrates from Glencore's Mount Isa mines.

British Columbia government creates new divisions to improve mine safety and promote investment

The Canadian province is resource-rich, and home to Vancouver, the mining junior capital of the world.

Australia's Queensland rail moves up flooded track repairs to end-April

The 1,000-km (620-mile) rail line is used by miners including Glencore, MMG Ltd and South 32 to carry zinc and lead concentrate from the Mt Isa region.