Lead, Zinc and coblat

Mining News Pro - Expansion at an Australian lead and zinc mine run by miner Glencore puts at risk several sacred Aboriginal sites including a historical quarry, the head of a Northern Territory oversight authority told an Australian inquiry on Tuesday.

Mining News Pro - The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) has flagged strong demand for critical minerals following indications that the United States plans to develop renewable energy facilities and extensive electric vehicle (EV) supply.

Mining News Pro - A transfer of lucrative cobalt and copper assets by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s state mining company enabled a little-known investor to make $40 million within weeks.

Mining News Pro - Brazilian Nickel announced on Wednesday it had received an installation licence for PNP1000, the initial, small-scale production phase of its 100% owned Piauí nickel-cobalt laterite project (PNP), in Brazil’s north-east.

Mining News Pro - A bankable feasibility study (BFS) at the Piauí nickel project (PNP), in Brazil, is under way, privately held Brazilian Nickel has announced.

Mining News Pro - Former Xstrata boss Mick Davis’ newly founded battery metals investment firm Vision Blue Resources (VBR) has raised $60 million and invested almost half of it in Canada’s NextSource Materials (TSX:NEXT), which is building a graphite mine in Madagascar.

Mining News Pro - Global miner Glencore says its mining assets performed well in difficult circumstances during 2020, with year-on-year increases in zinc, gold and silver production.

Mining News Pro - Diversified miner Glencore International and Norwegian battery producer FREYR have signed a letter of intent for the supply of up to 3 700 t of high-purity cobalt metal cut cathodes produced at Glencore’s Norwegian operations, Nikkelverk.

Mining News Pro - Miner and commodities trader Glencore (LON: GLEN) has inked a preliminary deal with Norwegian battery producer FREYR to supply 3,700 tonnes of “ethically sourced” cobalt metal cut cathodes.

Mining News Pro - Zinc miner New Century Resources has reported a 4% drop in production from its namesake project in Queensland, during the quarter ended December.

Mining News Pro - Sherritt International (TSX: S) on Monday reported its production results for full-year 2020, and also provided guidance for expected production, unit costs and capital spending in 2021.

Mining News Pro - New Century Resources has secured a $14 million cost reduction for the rehabilitation of the Century zinc mine in Queensland.

Mining News Pro - Having been on care and maintenance since March 2020, TSX-listed base metals miner Trevali Mining has announced the planned restart of operations at its Caribou mine near Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Mining News Pro - Vedanta Zinc International said that mining has started again at its Gamsberg mine in South Africa following a closure in November when the pit wall collapsed, trapping miners underground.

Mining News Pro - Scientists at Michigan State University found that Geobacter – bacteria found in soil and sediment – are effective cobalt miners, as they are able to extract the metal from rust without letting it penetrate their cells and kill them.

Mining News Pro - New Century Resources is anticipating a rise in zinc prices due to an increase in global demand as governments boost infrastructure projects to drive their economic recovery plans.

Mining News Pro - Buoyed by the ramp-up of its Lucky Friday mine in Idaho, following a nearly three-year strike by unionized workers at the operation, Hecla Mining produced 13.5 million oz of silver in 2020 – the highest since 2016.

Mining News Pro - First Cobalt Corp said on Tuesday it signed a deal with Glencore and has agreed a tentative pact with a unit of China Molybdenum Ltd for cobalt supplies from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mining News Pro - Market analyst Roskill forecasts that cobalt’s all-in sustaining cost of production will fall by around 2% y-o-y in 2021, from $23,085/t to $22,600t.

Mining News Pro - Canadian mineral exploration and development company Buchans Resources has entered into a collaboration agreement with Boliden Mineral AB, a European-based mining and metals producer.

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