Horsehead Holding Corp, a large US zinc producer, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Tuesday due to a slump in metals prices and a shortage of cash.
The Pittsburgh-based company is the latest victim of a commodity price crash that has claimed scores of US energy exploration companies, miners and... →
Belgium's Nyrstar, the world's largest zinc producer, has sold an option to buy its mothballed Peruvian mine in Coricancha to Canada's Great Panther Silver. Great Panther will pay $1.5-million for its option, with the possibility of extending it for another year for the same amount, Nyrstar said... →
By: Jonathan Rodin
The South American mining industry will reach an estimated compound yearly growth rate of about 6.2% from 2012 to 2017, which will take the industry to a total value of $184.3-billion. Some of the world’s largest copper, bauxite, iron and nickel deposits are situated in South America, with the... →