Responsible copper mining framework extended to nickel, zinc and molybdenum

Mining News Pro - Brülhart says smelters and refiners that have been audited are not included in this figure to eliminate the possibility of double counting as metal passes through the supply chain.

NorZinc agrees on sale to shareholder RCF

Mining News Pro - In a move to ensure the long-term viability of its Prairie Creek project located in the Northwest Territories, NorZinc (TSX: NZC) has agreed to a sale to RCF VI CAD LLC following a unanimous decision by the board of directors, which has been working to address the company’s financial challenges, namely limited cash and negative working capital, to fund the project’s development.

Boliden declares force majeure on zinc amid Norway strike

Mining News Pro - Swedish miner Boliden has declared force majeure on zinc deliveries to Europe due to a strike among Norwegian electrochemical industry workers, although some production is still running, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Nyrstar’s shut Dutch smelter invigorates zinc bulls

Mining News Pro - Expectations of deeper production cuts in Europe, shortages and dwindling stocks after high energy costs forced Nyrstar to shut its zinc smelter in the Netherlands have bolstered zinc’s price prospects.

Lundin weighs sale of $1 billion copper-zinc mine in Portugal

Mining News Pro - Lundin Mining Corp. is weighing the sale of a copper and zinc mine in Portugal that could be valued at about 1 billion euros ($1 billion), people familiar with the matter said.

Top Ten Zinc Projects in the World Right Now

Mining News Pro - The Selwyn zinc project in Canada’s Yukon Territory, owned by China’s Yunnan Chihong Zinc and Germanium leads by a longshot, with 19.2 million tonnes (Mt) in resources and reserves.

Zinc price highest since March as energy crunch threatens smelters

Mining News Pro - The zinc price rose the most in almost five months on Thursday after Glencore warned that Europe’s energy crisis poses a substantial threat to supply.

Common table sugar key to improving aqueous zinc batteries’ safety features

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Tsinghua University are proposing the idea of chemically modifying common table sugar to stabilize the zinc-ion environment in aqueous zinc batteries and improve the devices’ safety features.

Europe’s power crunch cuts zinc and aluminum capacity in half

Mining News Pro - Europe has lost about half of its zinc and aluminum smelting capacity within the past year, and a further surge in power prices could knock more plants offline over winter, the region’s biggest metal producers warned.

Microwaves efficiently extract manganese, zinc from spent batteries

Mining News Pro - Researchers at Japan’s Ritsumeikan University are proposing the idea of a distributed recycling system that uses microwave heating for extracting metals from old alkaline batteries.

New squeeze hits London metal market with zinc spreads spiking

Mining News Pro - There’s a new supply crisis brewing on the London Metal Exchange, as plunging stockpiles of zinc leave buyers facing a huge premium to obtain spot metal.

Warning bells sound in London Metal Exchange zinc market

Mining News Pro - Is zinc going to be the next nickel?

Zinc-air batteries get solar energy makeover

Mining News Pro - Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) developed a technology to improve the electrochemical performance of zinc-air batteries by utilizing solar energy.

Glencore’s zinc mine expansion met by Indigenous backlash

Mining News Pro - Glencore Plc’s plans to expand one of the world’s largest zinc and lead mines has been thrown into doubt after an Australian government judged it failed to adequately consult with Aboriginal custodians over the protection of a sacred site.

Ivanhoe Mines, Gecamines sign deal to develop Kipushi zinc mine

Mining News Pro - Ivanhoe Mines has signed an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo’s state mining company Gecamines to bring the Kipushi zinc mine back into commercial production, the Canada-listed miner said on Monday.

Hindustan Zinc says prices to stay strong due to power costs

Mining News Pro - Zinc prices will continue to trade at elevated levels as increasing energy and raw material costs curb production at some smelters and demand grows, according to India’s biggest producer.

Korea Zinc backs storage developer Energy Vault in green push

Mining News Pro - Korea Zinc has agreed to invest $50 million in energy storage developer Energy Vault and use its technology to help decarbonise operations at its zinc refinery in Australia, the two companies said.

Dwindling copper, zinc, nickel stocks could shield prices from omicron impact

Mining News Pro - Copper, zinc and nickel prices bounced back from Friday’s omicron-induced drubbing on Monday as worries about global stocks return.

Europe’s top zinc mine halted due to water flows

Mining News Pro - Swedish miner Boliden (STO: BOL) said on Wednesday it had halted production at its Tara mine in Ireland, Europe’s largest zinc mine, due to increased water flows into the operation.

Glencore to close Italian zinc operation on power costs

Mining News Pro - Glencore (LON: GLEN) is placing its zinc sulphide operation in Portovesme, Italy, on care and maintenance by the end of December at the latest and it will remain closed until there is “a meaningful change in power market prices”, the miner and commodity trader said on Monday.

Zinc price jumps as Glencore cuts production in Italy

Mining News Pro - The zinc price rose on Monday as Glencore Plc announced it’s preparing to shut down production in Italy.

US adds nickel, zinc to critical minerals list

Mining News Pro - Nickel and zinc are now deemed critical minerals by the United States.

Zinc price hits 14-year high as Nyrstar cuts output

Mining News Pro - Zinc prices climbed to their highest level since 2007 on Thursday on supply concerns after producer Nyrstar announced a plan to cut its output due to high power prices in Europe.

Teck Resources cuts zinc output forecast on British Columbia fires impact

Mining News Pro - Teck Resources, Canada’s largest diversified miner, lowered on Tuesday expected refined zinc production for 2021 as widespread wildfires in British Columbia over the summer impacted its operations.

New Century zinc exploits receive Senex gas boost

Mining News Pro - New Century Resources will receive seven petajoules (PJ) of natural gas over the next three years from Australian energy company Senex to support the mining company’s zinc production.

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