Lead, Zinc and coblat

Mining News Pro - New Century Resources has achieved a mining rate of 8.9 million tonnes a year at the Century zinc operation in Queensland.

Mining News Pro - Annual cobalt production is only around 130,000 tonnes, mostly as a byproduct of nickel and copper mining. Some two-thirds of supply comes from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, where fears about political instability and the challenges of ethical sourcing combine to supercharge supply concerns.

Mining News Pro - First Cobalt has released an updated resource for its 7 sq. km Iron Creek project with 2.2 million tonnes at 0.32% cobalt-equivalent in the indicated category and 2.7 million tonnes at 0.28% cobalt-equivalent in the inferred category. Contained cobalt stands at 12.3 million lb. in the indicated and 12.7 million lb. in the inferred category.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Nexa Resources and the Chavín y Valle de Topará farming communities in Peru’s western department of Ica, reached a deal related to the benefits people are expecting to receive for allowing the Cerro Lindo operation near their respective towns.

Mining News Pro - Peruvian Metals announced that its Águila Norte processing plant in northern Peru achieved record throughput for 2019 by processing 18,510 tonnes, resulting in a 380% increase in production compared to 2018.

Mining News Pro - American silver producer Hecla Mining said on Tuesday that gold production last year reached 272,873 ounces, an increase of 4% from 2018 and the highest in the company’s history.

Mining News Pro - Canada Cobalt Works announced the discovery of unexpected high-grade gold in addition to more high-grade cobalt, silver and nickel at its Castle mine in Ontario, Canada.

Mining News Pro - Global mined zinc production is poised for gains over the coming years, according to Fitch Solutions’ new industry analysis. Globally, mined zinc production will continue to ramp up as elevated prices encourage miners to restart idled capacity and begin production at key new mines, Fitch forecasts.

Mining News Pro - Australia’s South32 and Canada’s Trilogy Metals have agreed to become equal partners in their existing joint venture to develop copper-base metal projects in northern Alaska.

Mining News Pro - Carmaker Audi and materials technology company Umicore announced that, in preliminary tests, they were able to recover more than 90% of the cobalt and nickel contained in the high-voltage batteries of the Audi e-tron.

Mining News Pro - Five of the world’s largest tech companies have been accused of being complicit in the death of children in Africa forced to mine cobalt, a metal used to make telephones and computers, in a landmark lawsuit.

Mining News Pro - Canada’s First Cobalt released an update Wednesday on the progress of recommissioning its cobalt refinery in partnership with Glencore.

Mining News Pro - Vancouver-based NorZinc, owner of the Prairie Creek zinc-lead project 200 km west of Fort Simpson, has received the water licence and land use permit from Parks Canada for its portion of the all-season road to the mine site.

Mining News Pro - Alderan Resources has executed an earn-in and joint venture (JV) agreement with Rio Tinto subsidiary Kennecott Exploration at the Frisco project in the United States.

Mining News Pro - Miner and commodities trader Glencore (LON:GLEN) is closing up its Brunswick Lead Smelter in Canada’s New Brunswick province by the end of the year, as the unit has become “uneconomic” since the mine closed six years ago.

Mining News Pro - After hitting near decade highs in March last year within a stone’s throw of $100,000 per tonne, cobalt prices fell off a cliff.

Mining News Pro - First Cobalt Corp is in advanced talks with Canada’s Ontario province to finance the $37.5 million required to restart its idled cobalt refinery, President and Chief Executive Officer Trent Mell said in an interview on Tuesday.

Mining News Pro - A U.K. judge dismissed efforts by mining tycoons to stop British prosecutors from bringing charges in a wide-ranging investigation into fraud, bribery and corruption, bolstering the Serious Fraud Office in one of its longest-running and most sensitive investigations.

Mining News Pro - Risks related to occupational health and safety are more prevalent than human rights abuses and conflict financing among global artisanal and small-scale miners (ASM), a new study by German supply chain auditor RCS Global Group has found.

Mining News Pro - Brazil’s Nexa Resources (TSX, NYSE: NEXA) expects to begin commercial production at its recently acquired Aripuanã zinc project, in the country’s Mato Grosso state, by 2021, as the company seeks to maximize benefits of current market conditions for the base metal.

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