ZINC The base metal. News and Views. Symbol Zn
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This base metal is crucial to the world. Its primary use is for galvanising steel, to provide a rust proof coating. This is about 50% of usage. About 25% goes into brass and the rest is used in die casting, coins, tires and of course throat lozenges.
On 28th January 1999, the price at the LME was $957.50 a tonne. The metal inventory in the LME warehouses was 314,650 tonnes. A year earlier there were 485,000 tonnes in the warehouses and the price was about $1,100 a tonne. This is a 35% decline in available metal, the price of Zn must rise soon.
As of today, 31st March 2005, the spot price of zinc is $1352 per tonne or 61.35c per lb. The inventory is 575,050 tonnes down from a peak of 787,411 tonnes almost a year ago on 13 April 2004. It is now generally assumed that any available zinc outside of the LME has been used or moved into the LME inventories. As of 27th Dec 2005, spot price is $1862 per tonne or 84.5c per lb. The inventory is 401,825 tonnes.
As of June 29th 2006, 6 months later, zinc is at $3,110 per tonne or $1.41/lb. LME inventory is 220,000 tonnes. Zinc has been the place to be, especially the producers.

Let us use this forum to post interesting tidbits and statistics on Zinc and to point out those companies that will benefit from the forthcoming increase in the price of Zinc. Add to my list please.
Breakwater Resources (BWR.TO, BWLRF)
Falconbridge Now taken over by Xstrata
HudBay Minerals (HBM.TO, HBMFF)
Lundin Mining (LUN.TO LMC )
Teck Cominco (TEK.B, TCK)

Potential Producers & Explorers:
Abcourt Mines Inc (ABI.V)
Acadian Gold Corp (ADA.V)
Aur Resources (AUR.TO) Already big copper miner
Blue Note (BN.V)
Canadian Zinc Co (CZN.TO, CZICF)
Ecstall Mining (EAM.V, ESMGF)
Eurozinc Now merged with Lundin 30 Oct 2006
Firestone Ventures (FV.V)
Gold Hawk Resources (CGK.V)
Mantle Resources (MTS.V)
Messina Minerals (MMI.V)
Metalline Mining (MMG Amex)
Pacifica Resources (PAX.V)
Redcorp Ventures (RDV.T)
Redhawk (RDK.V, RHWKF)
Selkirk (SLK.V)
Tamerlane Ventures (TAM.V)
Wolfden (WLF.TO, WFDNF) taken over by Zinifex
Yukon Zinc (YZC.V, YZCCF)
Zincore (ZNC.TO)
The largest Australian producer is Zinifex.
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3270Latest by Andy Home Message 31311973 LCLoneClone-10/19/2017
3269 Mark Cruise's interview Stephen O-10/18/2017
3268I think it is a strong buy.They just did a 7 million pp.They have plenty of monewrkoutmn50-5/5/2015
3267I've watched Tinka for at least a decade without buying any, but I have beenLoneClone-5/5/2015
3266Tinka is a well funded junior with excellent drill results trading around $.20 .wrkoutmn50-5/5/2015
3265Dear Stephen O, Would you please upload a logo for this board? Thank you! @DiSI Dmitry (code monkey)-4/10/2015
3264Me too, but the little guys that offer the best leverage to zinc are going bankrLoneClone-4/10/2015
3263I'm a patient investorStephen O-4/10/2015
3262How many years in a row have zinc prices been supposed to take off due to a loomLoneClone-4/9/2015
3261In a World Filled With Gluts, One Metal Is Suddenly Hard to Find Stephen O-4/9/2015
3260ZNC looks to be breaking out after building a long base. Since I bought most of LoneClone-7/17/2014
3259Saw this....made a few pennies up, sold then it went back down....I'd take aPianoman1997-7/16/2014
3258Pretty amazing, yes. Too bad it's in the DRC and needs heaps of infrastructuLoneClone-7/15/2014
3257IVN.TO, 40% ZN grade!, 4-6 million tons ore in an old mine (68% WI) in DRC.evestor-7/15/2014
3256Here's my Zn L-Z watchlist LAT.V LCR.AX LEG.AX LO.V LRL.L LTLoneClone17/11/2014
3255Doh! I 'read' too quickly... One little guy that always seems to get aLoneClone-7/8/2014
3254thanks LoneClone but as per my post, I am already long TV. They are in Peru withPianoman1997-7/8/2014
3253Take a look at Trevali, TV. They are in profitable production in Peru at MajistLoneClone-7/8/2014
3252Zn hit 1.05 this AM. I am very long TV as a soon to be mid size producer. I am Pianoman1997-7/8/2014
3251Are New Mines Threatening Zinc’s Positive Price Outlook? “There is a good mediGoose94-5/27/2013
3250That looks like a technology to keep an eye on.diddlysquatz-5/13/2013
3249New York to be Testing Ground for Zinc-air Battery Technology While zinc has beGoose9415/13/2013
3248Xstrata Reboots Zinc Mines Xstrata Zinc is on track to reopen two mines in SudbGoose94-5/8/2013
3247Zinc Producers End Q1 2013 on a Positive Note Leading global zinc producer PerGoose94-4/26/2013
3246link that really works: snowdengroup.comStephen O11/4/2013
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