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Zinc News

Production halted since Sunday at Nambian mine, strike continues - Exxaro

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     3rd August 2007 Diversified resources group Exxaro Resources (Exxaro) said on Friday that an illegal strike had been under way at its Rosh Pinah zinc/lead mine in Namibia since Sunday, July 29. 

Diamond Fields inks Zambian exploration JV agreement

25th July 2007 Toronto-listed Diamond Fields International (DFI) has concluded a joint venture agreement with Lion Fields for mineral exploration in a highly prospective area in western Zambia, the Cape Town-based company said on Wednesday. 

'World zinc, lead stocks at critical low'

By: Martin Creamer     25th July 2007 World zinc and lead stocks had reached a critical low, Mount Burgess Mining MD Nigel Forrester said in Gaborone on Wednesday.  

Zinc prices set to continue slide - GFMS

By: Matthew Hill     6th July 2007 Zinc prices will continue to dip, with an average price in the fourth quarter of 2007 of $3 200/t, compared with July's price of $3 465/t, as it move towards a more realistic base, and production ramp-ups near, metal-market watcher GFMS Consulting said in its July quarterly newsletter. 

Shield granted another prospecting permit in Mauritania

By: Matthew Hill     4th July 2007 ASX-listed explorer Shield Mining (Shield) announced on Wednesday that it had received yet another permit to search for gold and base metals in Mauritania. 

Junior mining index market cap tops R100bn

By: Nelendhre Moodley     28th May 2007 The NedSec Junior Mining & Exploration Index (NSJME) has reached a free-float weighted market capitalisation of R104,6-billion, Nedbank Capital said in a statement on Monday. 

Samroc says 'in negotiations'

By: Matthew Hill     18th May 2007 JSE-listed exploration and development junior Samroc announced on Friday that it was in negotiations, sending its shares up by 133% to an all-time high, albeit a mere 14c a share. 

Oz explorer reports promising results from Botswana zinc prospect

By: Nelendhre Moodley     8th May 2007 Australian explorer Mount Burgess Mining has reported that drill results from the first of thirteen diamond holes had shown significant increase in grade for the Kihabe zinc project, located in Botswana. 

Exxaro, First Quantum yet to make decision on Gecamines suit

By: Mariaan Webb     25th April 2007 Exxaro and First Quantum have not yet made a final decision on whether or not they will sue Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) State-owned mining company Gecamines to compensate for expenses on the Kiphusi project, their lawyer said on Wednesday.  

Platinum nudging Anglo ahead of BHP and Rio, Trahar says on last day at Anglo office

By: Martin Creamer     16th April 2007 Platinum had come to the fore to nudge Anglo American plc ahead of its diversified mining rivals BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, outgoing Anglo American plc CEO said on his last day at the Anglo office. Trahar told Mining Weekly Online in an exclusive telephone interview from London that Anglo had... 

High-grade zinc assays from Algeria project - Terramin

By: Nelendhre Moodley     5th April 2007 Australian stock exchange listed Terramin Australia on Thursday report further high-grade zinc assays from the Tala Hamza deposit, in Algeria.  

Exxaro, First Quantum may sue for damages after Gecamines ruling

By: Mariaan Webb     26th March 2007 A Belgian court ruled on Friday that Congolese mining company Gecamines suspend its tender for investors to develop the Kiphusi zinc deposit, in the Democratic Republic Congo, paving the way for Exxaro Resources and First Quantum to file lawsuits, that could run into millions of dollars, against... 

Shanghai copper 1,2% lower on China rate rise

By: Archivist     19th March 2007 Shanghai copper prices ended 1,2% lower on Monday, under pressure after China raised interest rates, sparking fears that demand from the world's largest copper consumer could ease. 

Bateman recruits 100-plus Indian professionals, lifts order intake 210%

By: Martin Creamer     12th March 2007 London Aim-listed Bateman Engineering had recruited more than 100 professionals in India, which was providing counterbalance to demand inflation the company was encountering in its other offices globally, CEO Dr Sivi Gounden told Mining Weekly Online on Monday, after posting record results.... 

Zincor base metals refinery, South Africa

By: Carla Thomaz     15th December 2006 Name: Zincor base-metals refinery. Location: Zincor is located in Springs, approximately 50 km east of Johannesburg, Gauteng. Brief history: Gold Fields decided in 1967 to convert the closed Vogelstruisbult uranium plant into an electrolytic zinc plant. Iscor, Vogelstruisbult Metal Holdings and... 

McArthur River zinc and lead mine expansion project

6th October 2006 McArthur River Mine (MRM), near the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Northern Territory of Australia, is one of the world's largest zinc and lead deposits. Underground mining, however, is no longer viable at MRM and the development of an open-cut operation is the only way to access MRM's significant... 

McArthur River zinc and lead mine expansion project

29th September 2006 McArthur River Mine (MRM), near the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Northern Territory of Australia, is one of the world's largest zinc and lead deposits. Underground mining, however, is no longer viable at MRM and the development of an open-cut operation is the only way to access MRM's significant... 

McArthur River zinc and lead mine expansion project

15th September 2006 McArthur River Mine (MRM), near the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Northern Territory of Australia, is one of the world's largest zinc and lead deposits. Underground mining, however, is no longer viable at MRM and the development of an open-cut operation is the only way to access MRM's significant... 

Miner fast-tracking Burkina Faso zinc project

7th September 2006 ASX-listed Aim Resources hopes to slash the expected start-up time of its Perkoa zinc project, in Burkina Faso, by up to 12 months, and mining is expected to start in mid-2007, MD Marc Flory said on Thursday. 

Perkoa zinc project

1st September 2006 Aim Resources plans to develop the first zinc mine in West Africa. The feasibility for the Perkoa zinc project has been completed and the report indicates that the mine should produce 116 000 t/y of zinc concentrate for 14 years. 

Perseverance zinc mine project

1st September 2006 The project will involve the development of a zinc mine. Perseverance has measured and indicated resources of 5,1-million tons grading 15,8% zinc, 1,24% copper, 29 g of silver a ton and 0,38 g of gold a ton. 

Perkoa zinc project

25th August 2006 Aim Resources plans to develop the first zinc mine in West Africa. The feasibility for the Perkoa zinc project has been completed and the report indicates that the mine should produce 116 000 t/y of zinc concentrate for 14 years. 

Mount Isa zinc-lead concentrator revamp project

18th August 2006 Xstrata Zinc has announced two projects to upgrade the zinc-lead concentrator at Mount Isa and expand the production of zinc concentrate. The first project involves the use of second-hand equipment, sourced from Xstrata Zinc's George Fisher mine and abroad to increase existing throughput capacity... 

Kidd Creek, Canada

By: Carla Thomaz     12th May 2006 Name: Kidd Creek mine. Location: The mine is located 22 km north of Timmins, north-west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Brief description: The operations are organised into two independent business units, Kidd Mining Division and Kidd Metallurgical Division. Kidd Mining Division is focused on... 

Red Dog mine, Arctic Borough

By: Carla Thomaz     5th May 2006 Name: Red Dog mine. Location: The mine is located in the DeLong Mountains of Alaska’s Brooks Range in the north-west Arctic Borough, near Kotzebue. Brief history: Red Dog was discovered in 1953 and in 1982 Cominco American signed an agreement with NANA, regardingdevelopment, which began in... 

McArthur River mine, Australia

By: Carla Thomaz     7th April 2006 Name: McArthur River mine. Location: McArthur River mine is located 900 km south-east of Darwin, near Borroloola, Northern Territory, Australia. Brief history: The zinc-lead-silver deposit on the McArthur River station was discovered in 1955. For 30 years, studies failed to develop a viable... 

Zinkgruvan mine, Sweden

By: Carla Thomaz     31st March 2006 Name: Zinkgruvan mine. Location: Zinkgruvan mine is located near Akersund on Lake Vattern, 240 km west of Stockholm, Sweden. Brief history: Underground mining began at Zinkgruvan in 1857. In 1996, North Ltd bought Ammeberg Mining from Belgium’s Union Mini 

Myra Falls, Canada

By: Carla Thomaz     24th March 2006 Name: Myra Falls mine. Location: Myra Falls is located in the Strathcona provincial park, Myra Valley, on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Brief history: Active mining began in 1966 with the Lynx openpit and underground operations, followed by the Myra mine in 1969. In 1979, the H-W... 

Mining group expands to meet rising demand

By: Keith Campbell     10th March 2006 Global mining group Xstrata plc is confident that the current above-long-term average prices for metals and minerals will continue for some years yet. 

Perkoa zinc project

3rd March 2006 AIM Resources plans to develop the first zinc-mine in West Africa. The feasibility for the Perkoa zinc project has been completed and the report indicates that the mine should produce 116 000 t/y of zinc concentrate for 14 years. 

Kipushi prospect keeps SA miner's Congo interst alive

By: Keith Campbell     3rd March 2006 South African diversified mining group Kumba Resources remains very interested in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), despite years of disappoint-ment owing to the continuing travails of that country. 

George Fisher mine, Australia

By: Carla Thomaz     10th February 2006 Name: George Fisher mine. Location: George Fisher is located 20 km north of Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia. Brief history: A lead-zinc-silver deposit 20 km north of Mount Isa was discovered in 1947, and a similar mineralisation was located2 km further north in 1981. In 1969 it was decided to... 

Garpenberg silver-mine, Sweden

By: Carla Thomaz     11th November 2005 Name: Garpenberg silver-mine. Location: The mine is located in Dalecarlia, near Hedemora, in the historic Bergslagen mining district of central Sweden. Brief history: Boliden bought the Garpenberg mine and mill from AB Zinkgruvor in 1957. Exploration done in the 1960s led to the development of a... 

Kipushi mine joint venture

30th September 2005 Adastra Minerals has announced that it has renewed its joint venture agreement with Kumba Base Metals for the potential redevelopment of the Kipushi zinc/copper mine. The Kipushi mine is a world-class deposit, with a measured and indicated resource of 16,9 million tons at an average grade of... 

Barclays to advise on Burkina Faso zinc project

12th September 2005 Australian mining firm Resources announced at the Africa Downunder conference in Perth, that Barclays Capital, the investment banking division of Barclays Bank, has been appointed to provide advice and services in connection with the financing of the Perkoa Zinc Project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. 

Demand puts price pressure on zinc

6th September 2005 During the early part of the summer, the high, albeit declining, stock levels left the zinc market exposed to the uncertainty about the global economic prospects, the specific weakness in the galvanised steel market and the strength of the dollar. 

Drill results released from Burkina Faso zinc project

1st September 2005 Australian miner AIM Resources yesterday released new high-grade zinc assays from drilling on its Perkoa zinc project in West Africa. 

Record production for Oz zinc miner

29th July 2005 Australian-listed zinc miner Kagara Zinc has issued its quarterly report and indicates that it achieved record zinc production of 13 441 t of contained zinc in concentrates at above budget recovery of 91,7%. 

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