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Gold/Mining/Energy : The Molybdenum Discussion Board

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To: molymoly who wrote (3243)8/16/2009 10:34:17 PM
From: hank2010   of 3267
reprint from Dave's tiger board

I used to subscribe to a base metals service, but find prices quoted on TCM website just as good or better. TCM has Platts weekly (Fridays - current $18.00) and Ryan's notes twice weekly (Wed and Fri- current $17.25).

Bloomberg supplies quotes (change on Wed. and Fri. current $18.50)

Moly is quoted in dollars per pound of contained Mo in MoO3 concentrate. Minimum specs are:

Mo 50 % min
Zn 0.05 % max
Pb 0.05 % max
Insol 6.0 % max
Oil + H2O 8.0 % max
Ca 0.5% max
Bi 0.05 % max
P 0.05 % max
As 0.05 % max
W 0.05 % max
Sb 0.05 % max

Cu 0.5% min.

The quoted prices are for a minimum of 60% Mo. lower quantities of Mo in con will still be purchased but at a discount. Remember to subtract roaster charges $2 per pound ??? and transportation.

I have seen some juniors publishing prices of their resource reflecting $ per lb of MoO3. This is incorrect.

Ferro-moly pricing I do not know much about, but you would not be producing ferro-moly at your Quebec property anyways.
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