Zinc Mining News

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.

Rates, returns, the dollar, and gold

I’m sure most of you have, like me, spent too much time reading and thinking about this issue in recent weeks.

Big mining's age of austerity far from over

But asset sales will slow says new report.

Copper price: Warnings over US trade with China, Mexico

Moody's says base-metals will come under pressure in 2017 – and that includes the zinc price.

Top 10 mines riding zinc price wave

Zinc is the best performing metal of 2016.

Lundin shares bounce on payout, guidance

Following $1.1 billion Congo mine sale Toronto-based copper-zinc miner announces inaugural dividend and strong operational forecast.

Trump infrastructure bump forecast for global economy

New report predicts US infrastructure spending promised by president-elect could propel global growth to highest since 2011 further boosting metals demand.

CHART: Mining capex decline set to continue

Global miners have been cutting spending on new projects and expansions since 2012.

South32 looking for more coking coal mines

The company, however, has decided to stay away from thermal coal assets due mainly to uncertainties over demand linked to climate concerns.

Zinc shoots to 8-year high on expected metal deficit

The last time the benchmark zinc price was this high, Americans were in the throws on an election that saw Barack Obama take over from George W. Bush.

Dr. Copper hints mining sector officially out of intensive care

Prices for the metal soared again Thursday to more than $5,700 a tonne.

Ivanhoe Mines announces significant progress in upgrading the Kipushi zinc-copper mine in the DRC

"We are working hard to have the mine ready to restart production": Robert Friedland

Teck Resources to buy Toronto’s AQM for $25 million

Move will give the Vancouver miner 80% ownership of Zafranal Peru copper mine project

Canada’s Goldcorp to make Borden an all-electric mine

The innovation is expected to eliminate all greenhouse gases associated with the movement of ore and waste rock, equal to 5,000 tons of CO2 per year.

Canada’s Quebec launches online tool to help suppliers win up to $50bn in contracts

Platform aims to help local suppliers bid for contacts related to the Plan Nord, a provincial initiative to invest about $1.3 billion in infrastructure and other projects over the next five years.