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.

Copper boom has a top zinc miner scouring for red-metal assets

Mining News Pro - Brazilian conglomerate Votorantim is on the prowl for copper assets as demand for the metal used in wiring is set to take off in the clean energy transition.

China’s first round of copper, zinc, aluminum auctions fails to impress

Mining News Pro - China has released details of its first round of auctions of non-ferrous metals from its state reserves, and the market reaction was underwhelming at best.

Anglo American to fund WA copper-zinc project

Mining News Pro - Anglo American is set to receive a royalty on Anax Metals’ copper-zinc production at the Whim Creek project in Western Australia as the former provides funding for the development.

Phoenix takes option on Newfoundland copper/zinc mine

Mining News Pro - Phoenix Gold has entered into an option agreement to acquire a past producing copper and zinc mine in Newfoundland.

Glencore records higher zinc, silver output but lower ferrochrome and copper production

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.

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