Zinc Mining News

Australia state to roll out new mine rehabilitation rules

Queensland state is set to unveil proposed resource regulations that will require miners to pay into an "insurance fund" for the remediation of old mines.

Aston Bay buys Jack’s Fork Exploration and its Virginia project

From now on, Aston Bay will own exclusive rights to the copper-lead-zinc-gold-silver Blue Ridge Project.

Go Cobalt to earn 100% interest in vanadium mine in Quebec

Barachois is a sedimentary hosted vanadium-selenium-silver-lead-zinc prospect that covers 1,801 hectares.

Kutcho Copper extends mineralization at Main deposit

The high-grade copper-zinc-gold-silver volcanogenic massive sulphide system is 100 km east of Dease Lake in northern B.C.

Canadian miners’ performance in Q3 hit by lower metal prices

EY’s Canadian Mining Eye index — which tracks the performance of 100 Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange mid-tier and junior mining companies — dropped 12 percent in the third quarter of the year when compared to the previous three-month period.

India's Vedanta Q2 profit falls 34.3%, but beats Street

Aanalysts expected the miner to post a profit of 12.68 billion rupees.

Wolfden cuts more high grade at Pickett Mountain

A resource estimate for Pickett Mountain is to be released before the end of year based on modelling of historical and recent drill results.

Falling zinc price hammers Trafigura-backed Nyrstar in Q3

Nyrstar's CFO Michel Abaza said that no decision had yet been taken on how to tackle the company's debt levels but that the board would come back with a decision in the coming months.

Belgium's Nyrstar Q3 core profit plunges 74%

The plunge is a result of lower zinc treatment charges, rising energy prices and higher operating charges.

Osisko drills multiple high grade zones at Key Anacon

The Key Anacon project includes two known Bathurst type volcanogenic massive sulphide deposits – Main and Titan. They occur in the same stratigraphic horizon that hosted both the Brunswick No.12 and No.6 zinc-lead deposits.

Cantex drills spectacular base metal grades at North Rackla

Say “North Rackla” and think of very good base metal grades.

Vedanta says will invest $700-$800m in South Africa smelter

Investment in South Africa on the rise

Zinc market tightness confounds bearish expectations

"Screamingly bullish" is how analysts at Citi described the Shanghai Zinc market earlier this month.

Wolverine Mine could be sold soon

The mine has been closed since 2015 after Yukon Zinc lost over $100 million in each of the three years it was in production.

Idaho reaches deal over abandoned silver-lead mine

The state may have a major cleanup ahead at the abandoned Triumph silver and lead mine.

New PEA suggests Ascendant could reduce operating costs at El Mochito

Ascendant is in the middle of a 30,000 metre infill drill program at El Mochito as it tries to increase mine life and reserves.

Zinc, lead, other metals debut trading on Shanghai physical platform

Total volume reached 252 million yuan ($36.3 million).

Glencore chair Tony Hayward latest to drop out of Saudi conference

Another executive pulls out of conference due to widespread concern about the fate of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

B.C’s historical Kootenay-Boundary district mining region gathers attention

Golden Dawn Minerals, KG Exploration Inc. and GGX Gold Corp. are among the companies setting foot in the area.

The real cash cow in mining isn't metals. It's bad old coal

For all the bullish talk about metals of the future, miners are making some of their biggest profits from heavy-industry stalwart coal.

The top ten zinc producing mines in the world

India clinches the title for largest zinc mine with Rampura Agucha.

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.