Zinc Mining News

Trevali invests in Caribou Mine future with new mining fleet

Trevali Mining Corporation announces a new investment in the future of its Caribou Zinc Mine, located in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northeastern New Brunswick, Canada, through the decision to transition to an owner-operated model that will include procurement of a new underground mining fleet.

Zinc miner spends $20M on a new fleet

Sandvik Mining will supply and maintain a full fleet of mining equipment for Caribou Mine operations.

Moon Express ready for first private lunar trip after raising another $20M

The private space exploration firm has enough money to hit the moon by the end of 2017.

Nickel price picked as 2017 winner

New report forecasts 20% improvement in nickel price by end-2017 – copper, lead, zinc, gold, silver to retreat.

Frank Holmes: Time to grab the commodity bull market by the horns

Frank discusses the gold and bond markets and how they have been driven by global uncertainty.

World Bank's a gold price bear

Gold price to drop 8% in 2017 according to bank's January Commodities Outlook, but industrial metals face much better prospects.

Canadian junior Pistol Bay stock just went ballistic and here’s why

Shares were up more than 45% on Tuesday mid-morning after it announced that joint venture partner Rio Tinto will start drilling for uranium at the company's asset in Saskatchewan.

London Metal Exchange boss steps down after divisive year

Jones will leave his current position at the exchange and serve as an adviser until the end of this year, according to a statement from Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd, which owns the London bourse.

Curb your copper price enthusiasm – report

"The run-up in base metal prices, particularly after the US Presidential election, may be getting ahead of fundamentals."

EPA won't pay mine spill claims

The US Environmental Protection Agency won’t pay the $1.2 billion in claims filed by local governments, farmers, ranchers, tribes, and river-running raft companies.

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

Egypt opens gold assets to foreign companies, first time since 2009

First international tender for gold mining concessions in eight years to be held on Sunday.

Canada's gold miners to embrace green energy to control costs

Expected increased in the adoption of alternative energy sources by the country's gold sector to be boosted by recently passed regulations, such as the carbon tax.

World Bank on a Trump economy and commodities

World Bank's 2017 outlook says US impact on commodity markets diminished, but it's still number 1 for oil and number 2 in copper, aluminum and lead.

CHART: How every commodity performed in 2016

It was an up and down year for commodities, but things ultimately finished in the black.

The ultimate resource portfolio for 2017

Investors can profit in resources, says Lior Gantz, editor of Wealth Research Group, by partnering with and investing like the big players in the field.

EPA says Colorado mine spill equivalent to 4 to 7 days of ongoing acid drainage

In a final report, the agency acknowledges that concentrations of some metals at the Animas river following the spill were higher than historical mine drainage.

INTERACTIVE: Mining emerges from slump

With only a couple of exceptions, metal and mineral prices rallied in 2016 – see at a glance how far the industry has come.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

Owen Hegarty’s EMR buys Golden Grove copper-zinc mine

The EMR Capital private equity firm run by Owen Hegarty has agreed to buy the Golden Grove copper and zinc mine in Western Australia from MMG for $US210 million ($291m), giving Mr Hegarty control of the mine for a second time.

CHART: China's economy growing fastest since 2013

Turnaround in GDP expansion in world's top commodity consumer over the past few months "almost as sharp as in 2009" says new study.

Without China global mining would be smaller than in 2000

TABLE: China's copper demand grew 11-fold in 15 years – the rest of the world shrunk. Sans China, the nickel market would've barely broken a million tonnes.

Zinc producer Nyrstar sells some mining assets to Glencore for $26m

The transactions are part of a broad mining assets sale process formally launched in January this year.

MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine forced to file new environmental plan

The move is part of the new government's strategy to rebuild trust on the project following deadly protests that halted exports from the mine in October.

Trump's impact on metals and mining in one chart

Interactive: Donald Trump's victory has created winners and (huge) losers for the mining industry.