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Zinc News

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%. 

Mediterranean firm granted exploration license in Slovakia

28th July 2005 Cyprus-based Eastern Mediterranean Resources Public Limited (EMED) has announced that it has been granted a major license covering a substantial portion of the world-class Stiavnica-Hodrusa mineral district in Slovakia. 

Brunswick Mine, Canada

By: Carla Thomaz     15th July 2005 Name: Brunswick lead-and-zinc-mine. Location: The mine is located 35 km south-west of Bathhurst, New Brunswick, Canada. Brief history: The mine’s history begins with a geology student’s master’s thesis that alerted entrepreneurs to explore for zinc and copper in the area. A... 

Red Dog, US

By: samantha pereira     3rd December 2004 Name: Red Dog mine. Location: Located in the DeLong Mountains of Alaska’s Brooks Range, in the US. Brief description: Red Dog is an openpit zinc- and lead-producing mine. Brief history: In 1982 Cominco American signed an agreement with NANA, regarding development, which began in 1986 and... 

Skorpion on track for full production

By: andrew lanham     26th November 2004 The Anglo American half-year interim report for 2004 reported a record base-metals performance with headline earnings that increased sevenfold to $455-million. 

Firm scoops big instrumentation contracts

By: elizabeth rebelo     5th November 2004 Due to Endress+Hauser’s (E+H’s) large product basket, the company has secured two significant instrumen-tation-equipment orders for the mining sector. 

Golden Grove - Western Australia

By: samantha pereira     8th October 2004 Name: Golden Grove. Location: Located 338 km north-east of Perth and 222 km east of the port of Geraldton, in Western Australia. Brief description: The operation consists of two underground mines and employs about 180 people on a fly-in, fly-out basis. Brief history: Following a copper discovery... 

Miner seeks to revitalise DRC zinc-copper project

17th August 2004 International mining company Adastra Minerals, formerly American Mineral Fields, yesterday announced that it has restarted negotiations with La G 

R12m contract completed

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 The Namibian Skorpion zinc-mine, which is wholly owned by Anglo American, has made a significant contribution to Dupleix Liquid Meter’s (DLM) reputation. 

Century mine, Australia

30th July 2004 Name: Century mine. Location: Approximately 250 km north by north-west of Mount Isa in north-west Queensland, Australia. Brief history: In 1990 the Century deposit was discovered by CRA (now Rio Tinto) and was purchased in 1997 by Pasminco, at which time development of the deposit began. In... 

Zinc project embraces hitech instrumentation

16th July 2004 At completion, process measurement company Endress+Hauser supplied over R15-million worth of process instrumentation to Skorpion Zinc mine and refinery near Rosh Pinah in southern Namibia. 

Record output at Australian zinc project

16th July 2004 Zinc producer Kagara Zinc has had a good production quarter at its Australian Mt Garnet project which saw record output of zinc, lead and copper metal and cash costs fall to US23 cents a pound of payable zinc. 

Korean zinc producer invests in indium production

6th July 2004 One of the biggest nonferrous metal refiners in the world, Korea Zinc, has begun investing in allied industries to increase its profit. 

Xstrata approves Oz zinc-lead project

29th June 2004 Miner Xstrata Zinc has approved development of the Black Star zinc-lead openpit at Mount Isa, in north-west Queensland, Australia, at a capital cost of some $18,8-million, of which $15,3-million relates to prestripping of waste and the remainder infrastructure. 

Zinc body in push to boost demand

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     28th May 2004 The International Zinc Association of Southern Africa (Izasa), established three years ago to promote the use of zinc-related products, has identified several demand-boosting projects, but insists that more opportunities could be pursued. 

Zinc producer to up capacity by 50 000 t in July

22nd March 2004 Huludao Nonferrous Metals Group, which has the largest zinc capacity in China, plans to restart 50 000 t of its idle 130 000 t/y zinc plant by July, a company official said on Friday. 

Black Mountain bridges the gap

By: andrew lanham     20th February 2004 Black Mountain has a large new orebody. Until the infrastructure to mine this body is complete, the mine has to make do with remnant ore and scattered mining. This article gives an overview of the current situation. 

Black Mountain, South Africa

20th February 2004 Location: The mine is situated 109 km east of Springbok and 68 km west of Pofadder in the Northern Cape Province. Brief history: Phelps Dodge started exploration drilling at Aggeneys during 1971 and prospect mining began in 1973. Phelps Dodge and Gold Fields of South Africa became partners in... 

Higher metal prices boost Boliden’s Q4 profits

11th February 2004 Leading European mining and smelting company, Boliden, reported a jump in fourth-quarter profits yesterday, thanks to higher metals prices and strong demand, and said it saw copper and zinc prices rising more. 

Chinese firm to raise zinc capacity by 100 000 t

9th February 2004 Huludao Nonferrous Metals Group, which already has the largest zinc ingot capacity in China, will expand capacity by 100 000 t – to 430 000 t – in June 2005, a company official said on Friday. 

Bateman completes study for Iran zinc refinery

20th January 2004 South African engineering group Bateman recently completed a feasibility study on behalf of the Iran Zinc Mines Development Company (IZMDC), for the establishment of a new refinery. 

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