Zinc Mining News

Zinc price dodges bullet

Top zinc producer Glencore's total output to dip next year despite restarting its Australian mine.

Glencore sees 2018 zinc output steady at around 1 million tonnes

Glencore said on Tuesday it expected zinc output to fall slightly in 2018 to around 1.09 million tonnes versus 1.1 million tonnes this year.

Glencore's marketing division EBIT to come in at top of range

The company also confirmed its 2018 dividend policy would include a fixed dividend of $1bn and said it would reactivate idled capacity "when appropriate".

First Aboriginal mine opens in Northern Territory

Sunday was a proud day for Aboriginal people in Australia's Northern Territory, with the opening of a new bauxite mine.

Wisconsin to lift sulphide mining ban

In six months sulphide miners in Wisconsin could be back in business.

Glencore, Canadian teachers launch mining royalty firm

BaseCore Metals will be independently operated and have its own board of directors.

Rio Tinto appoints one of its own as the company’s new chairman

After a nine-month search, the miner has picked the current leader of the remuneration committee, Simon Thompson, to assume the post in March 2018.

Luxembourg, Japan team up to explore and mine space resources

The five-year cooperation agreement covers the exchange of information and expertise on the exploration and mining of out-of-earth resources.

Investors force Rio Tinto to ditch plans to have Mick Davis as chairman

Decision comes in the wake of a full-scale investor revolt led by the Investor Forum, a London-based body representing some of the world’s biggest money managers.

Why the commodity supercycle is favoring investors right now

Precious, base and energy metals are all benefiting from the commodity supercycle, says Louis James, editor of International Speculator

Mickey Fulp talks seasonal trading patterns for gold, TSX venture stocks

Mercenary Geologist Mickey Fulp says he expects good results from one zinc explorer in particular...

Monarca Minerals wants to acquire property in Chihuahua

San José is a 5,580-hectare property that shows multi-element mineralization.

Peru takes steps to legalize artisanal and small-scale miners

The world's No. 2 copper and zinc producer has been trying to regulate small-scale and artisanal mining activities since 2002.

'Explorer of the Year' recipient convincingly updates resource in a booming zinc market

The Critical Investor profiles a company exploring a high-grade zinc property, and explains why he believes the upcoming PEA could surprise markets.

Russia's VTB Capital aims to double gold sales to China in 2018

Russia's gold-trading banks trying to increase presence in Asian markets, especially since demand for Russian gold in European trading hubs slow since 2014.

Number of active mining projects by province ranked

Ontario is number one.

Hedge fund bet on Glencore backfires with $100m loss

London hedge fund giant Lansdowne Partners lost a long-term bet against Glencore this year after the spectacular recovery of the miner took some by surprise.

China Oct zinc, copper output highest in 3 years

Zinc production rose 3.8 percent to 577,000 tonnes year-on-year, while copper was up 6.3 percent at 781,000 tonnes, the data showed.

UN urges miners to better regulations needed to prevent disasters

According to the UN Environment Program's latest report, most of the 40 significant mine waste accidents in the past decade have involved dams or other storage areas that failed.

Zinc market focus turns to new supply, but don't forget Quebec: Andy Home

All over the world, it seems, geologists are revisiting old mine plans in a collective new zinc rush.

Planetary Resources readies asteroid mining technology for Dec. launch

The Arkyd-6 spacecraft includes core technology that will be used in the company’s asteroid exploration program.

Here's what to expect in terms of Eldorado Gold exploration projects

Canadian gold miner provides an update on exploration activities completed to date in 2017.

Former Xstrata CEO Mick Davis may become Rio Tinto new chairman

The mining veteran could face competition from internal candidates, including former head of UK gas company Centrica, Sam Laidlaw, who now sits on Rio’s board.

Why prospect generators: an interview with Brent Cook

Prospect and project generators are often overlooked by speculators in the natural resource space, Brent Cook says in Proven and Probable interview.

Eldorado halts investment in Greece’s Skouries project, sues Gov't

Miner said it would the project back into "care and maintenance" and re-assess its investment in it upon approval and receipt of required permits.