Zinc Mining News

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.

Brucejack, Silvertip among British Columbia’s biggest recent successes

No other province or territory has had two new precious metal mines reach commercial production less than 15 months apart.

Canadian miners had a tough 2018, but optimism remains — EY

Ernst & Young’s Canadian Mining Eye index, which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior miners — dropped 2% in the last quarter of 2018.

Osisko releases maiden estimate for Key Anacon, Gilmour

With a 5.5% zinc equivalent cut-off, indicated resources in the Key Anacon Main and Titan zones total 2.0 million tonnes grading 5.77% zinc, 2.38% lead, 0.22% copper, and 68.90 g/t silver.

Annual gold output to double at Lalor mine, says Hudbay

The Lalor mine will then be joining the ranks of primary gold producers as one of the lowest sustaining costs in the industry.

Mining stocks rally as copper price hits 7-month high

BHP, Anglo American touch one-year highs.

Wolfden reports drill results at Orvan Brook

The deposit has historical resources of 2.7 million tonnes grading 0.59% zinc, 1.7% lead, 0.40% copper, 72.0 g/t silver, and 1.0 g/t gold.

Australian mine to host first of its kind clean energy storage facility

Terramin's Angas zinc mine will host a 5 MW Advanced Compressed Air Energy Storage facility.

Plunging inventories have zinc bulls ready to run

Could we be looking at another run in the zinc price like in 2017, when it spiked from $1.19 a pound to $1.61 within only six months (+35%)?