Category Archives: Zinc

Raw Material Pricing – Party like it’s 1999

Remember that old Prince hit?I was dreamin’ when I wrote thisForgive me if it goes astrayBut when I woke up this mornin’Coulda sworn it was judgment day As I was doing the research for this article, that tune kept going … Continue reading

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Miner dies at St. Lawrence Zinc

Since I’ve been giving the chinese so much grief over their horrible mining safety record, it’s only fair that I report on western mine accidents too. Newswatch50.com A mining accident Saturday claimed the life of a St. Lawrence County man. … Continue reading

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Metals tumble on rising LME stocks

Yahoo! Malaysia News Industrial metals lead, zinc and tin fell sharply on Thursday, hit by waning demand and rising stockpiles in warehouses. While zinc is certainly down from recent highs (as much as $2 in December/January 06/7) to “only” a … Continue reading

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China quake seen cutting metals output, lifting zinc prices

Now here’s an aspect of the China quake scenario I’ll bet you hadn’t considered … Heightened concerns that China’s devastating earthquake will curtail the country’s massive metals output helped aluminum, zinc and other base metals extend a two-day rally Friday.[…] … Continue reading

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Copper drops, but not as much as you might think (or wish for)

For an amusing hour or so yesterday, Kitco, my favorite metals reporting web site, was claiming that Copper had dropped a dollar to $2 and change. It must have been a reporting glitch, because later the metal went back up … Continue reading

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Material Pricing

Here’s a brief update on material pricing. Zinc has now fallen from the $2 US/lb that it was late last year to about $1.50 US now. However, many platers buy zinc on contract, and so until their contracts run out, … Continue reading

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Higher prices spur fast growth at zinc mines

Three zinc mines, closed since 2001, have been reopened, since higher zinc prices make them worth operating. KnoxnewsTrio of reopened operations adds more jobs than expected East Tennessee Zinc Co. – a new zinc mining operation in Knox and Jefferson … Continue reading

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Material Prices

Copper has bounced and is back on the rise. From a low of $2.40 a few weeks ago, it’s gone back up to $3. It’s still a whole lot better than the $4 it hit a while back, but not … Continue reading

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