Zinc Mining News

China's Top Zinc Miner to Double Lead Smelting Capacity

Zhuzhou Smelter, the top zinc producer in China, will double its lead capacity with a 100,000 tonne-a-year smelter it plans to start building by the end of the year, a trade executive said…..more at MEIOnline

Project News paints a diverse metals and minerals picture

Latest issue of International Mining Project News available (July 17): This issue we cover a wide variety of minerals and metals ranging from the usual batch of iron ore, cobalt, gold, silver, uranium, zinc and nickel projects to oil sands, fluorspar, potash, tin and chromium projects. We also have reports from two diamond projects (one in [...]

SILVER-LEAD-ZINC MINING: Normal production resumes at Platosa

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SILVER-LEAD-ZINC DEVELOPMENT: Water leak continues to plague Platosa

and all underground activity was halted at the project in Durango. There were no injuries and the mobile equipment was removed. The mine is not very deep, but the company pointed out development lies below the local water table. Excellon said it was

Zinc production costs fall

A further 5,800 t of zinc concentrate from Terramin Australia’s Angas mine sailed from Port Adelaide on the weekend. The shipment has an estimated net realisable value of $2.2 million based on the agreed September pricing of $0.79/lb. Commenting on current market conditions, Dr Kevin Moriarty, Executive Chairman of Terramin Australia said, “A lower Australian [...]

BioteQ Starts Commissioning New Plant in Colorado

BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. a leader in the treatment of metal and sulphate contaminated water, has commenced commissioning of a new water treatment plant at the former Wellington Oro silver-zinc mine site near Breckenridge, Colorado. […]

Teck’s Huge Red Dog Zinc Mine in Alaska has Purchased Two M3000, 1.5MW IsaMillsTM

Red Dog Chief Metallurgist, Brigitte Lacouture said Red Dog needed additional regrinding capacity to treat harder ore from the Aqqaluk deposit. Red Dog was commissioned in late 1989, and produces over 1.0 Mt/y of zinc […]

Ausmelt to Suspend Operations at Whyalla Smelter

Ausmelt Ltd has announced that it will suspend operations at its smelter in Whyalla, South Australia. Managing Director Mr Paul Abbott said today the Whyalla operation had been made uneconomic by recent significant declines in […]

US Mining Manufacturers go Green with ZA-12 as the Lead Free Bearing Material of Choice

Sleeve bearings three to five times more durable now available for mining and construction equipment. Eastern Alloys Inc. Supplies world class zinc alloys using state of the art processing technologies. These technologies are now available […]

Lennard Shelf Operation Ceases Production

Teck Cominco Limited and Xstrata Zinc today announce the closure of the joint venture Lennard Shelf Pillara mine in Western Australia.

Tennesee Zinc Mine Installs Large Leaky Feeder Radio System

SRA Corporation is focused on the development of its zinc projects in the state of Tennessee. SRA’s goal to become a major zinc producer through re-opening the Mid-Tennessee Zinc Mines is coming to fruition as […]

Oversupply puts zinc under pressure

Steel-making materials such as iron ore, coking coal and manganese have hit the headlines this year in light of record prices due to a boom in demand from the industrialising economies of China and India.

ZINC miner Perilya has reported further copper mineralisation at depth below its main Mount Oxide copper project near Queensland’s Mt Isa with intercepts the miner called “spectacular”.

Diamond drilling hit 22m at 6.3% copper and 0.3% cobalt from 258m, 19m at 3.7% copper from 315m, 31m at 6.2% copper from 346m and 23m at 8.9% copper from 395m….more at MiningNews.net

Mill Approved at Platosa Test Mine

The directors of Excellon Resources of Toronto have approved construction of a 350-t/d lead-zinc flotation mill at the company's Platosa test mine near Bermejillo. Mill construction should begin in the latter half of this year […]

China earthquake impact on zinc depends on extent of mine damage

The main affected regions are in Sichuan, Shaanxi and Gansu. These have just a few bigger sized smelters, but a lot of mining operations for zinc…more at topix.net

Mill Approved at Platosa Test Mine

The directors of Excellon Resources of Toronto have approved construction of a 350-t/d lead-zinc flotation mill at the company's Platosa test mine near Bermejillo. Mill construction should begin in the latter half of this year […]

Zinc up 7 percent on China supply losses

Zinc prices jumped more than 7 percent on Tuesday, boosted by a fall in supply from China after Monday's massive earthquake, while tin hit a record high.

Siemens Equips New Processing Line for BlueScope Indonesia

Siemens Metals Technologies has received an order from PT BlueScope Steel, Indonesia, to equip a new integrated zinc-coating and painting line. The processing line will be installed at the Cilegon site and is designed for […]