Lead, Zinc and coblat

Mining News Pro - For the second time, First Cobalt announced that it has produced battery-grade cobalt sulphate, highlighting the ability of the flowsheet at its hydrometallugical refinery to treat different feedstocks.

Mining News Pro - Strong zinc prices are increasingly prompting miners to bring idled capacity back on line and invest in new projects.

Mining News Pro - Zinc production will continue to ramp up over the coming years, as elevated prices encourage miners to restart idled capacity and begin production at key new mines, Fitch Solutions forecasts in its most recent report.

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner Vedanta said on Friday CEO S Venkatakrishnan has resigned due to personal reasons, less than two years after he took the helm.

Mining News Pro - Bolivia’s San Cristóbal mine, a huge desposit of zinc, lead and silver, has suspended operations after the country imposed tough rules to halt the spread of coronavirus, its operator Minera San Cristóbal said in a statement on Friday.

Mining News Pro - Trevali Mining (TSX:TV) has temporarily stopped production at its Caribou zinc-lead-silver mine in Canada’s New Brunswick province as challenges presented by the spread of covid-19 have added to woes posed by weak conditions in the zinc market.

Mining News Pro - Jervois Mining has suspended its activities in Uganda in response to Covid-19, with no fixed remobilization date yet, the Australia-based miner announced on Friday.

Mining News Pro - Canada-based Lundin Mining, in the wake of learning one of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19, has responded to the growing pandemic by temporarily idling its Zinc Expansion Project (ZEP) at its Neves-Corvo copper-zinc operation in Portugal.

Mining News Pro - The feasibility study for an expansion of the Glencore-backed First Cobalt refinery, in Ontario, Canada, is in the final stages and will be concluded in the coming weeks.

Mining News Pro - Analysts at Fitch have revised down their 2020 zinc price forecast from $2,450/tonne to $2,250/tonne as an “amalgam of market forces,” put in motion by the Covid-19 outbreak, weighs on prices in the short term.

Mining News Pro - Lundin Mining has put the brakes on zinc expansion activities at its Neves-Corvo operation in Portugal, joining the rising number of companies taking precautionary steps in the face of the global spread of the novel coronavirus.

Mining News Pro - Mineral exploration and development company Alta Zinc has suspended all operations at its flagship Gorno mine project in the Lombardy region of Northern Italy following the country’s complete lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mining News Pro - Impulsora Minera Santa Cruz, a mining company that operates its namesake silver-lead-zinc mine in Mexico’s Zacatecas state, decided to shut down operations for six months due to an environmental investigation that is being carried out by the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection.

Mining News Pro - Researchers from Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology and the University of Pennsylvania in the US produced a new catalyst that could boost the performance of metal-air batteries, known as MABs.

Mining News Pro - Aurelia Metals’ investment in the Peak processing plant in Cobar, New South Wales, Australia is paying off, with high grade lead-zinc ore from its Chronos deposit going through the fully commissioned and upgraded circuit.

Mining News Pro - Aurelia Metals has commissioned a $53 million upgrade of the ore processing circuit at the Peak mine in Cobar, New South Wales.

Mining News Pro - A metal best known for galvanizing steel is making the jump into a developing $30 billion energy-storage market for electrical grids that’s increasingly seen as key to unleashing solar and wind power upon the world.

Mining News Pro - China’s industry ministry said on Friday metals firms should not seek to ramp up production at all costs and should “avoid vicious competition” with one another as they return to work in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

Mining News Pro - Researchers from Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, conducted a study in the southern Pilbara region that led them to conclude that hidden metal deposits can be discovered using metallic blue crusts in soils and on termite mounds as signposts.

Mining News Pro - Copper and zinc inventories in warehouses tracked by the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) jumped to their highest level in nearly three years on Friday as the coronavirus outbreak hurt demand.

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