Lead futures declined sharply on Monday, as risk adverse investors abandoned the volatile base metals market and headed for the safe haven investments such as gold.
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Recent Metallurgical Testing Results From Soho Resources Corp. (TSXV:SOH) Tahuehueto Project Recovers 85.6% Gold, 90.1% Silver, 87.9% Copper, 86.7% Lead, and 88.1% Zinc. 77.0% of the lead has been recovered into a flotation concentrate grading 53.9% Pb, 96 g/t Au, 1,007 g/t Ag, 7.86% Cu, and 8.1% Zn. Initial testing to separate the bulk copper [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News As the global economy arguably trots down the path to a recovery, the metals are diverging in prices due to differences in their fundamental dynamics. Lead was the second-best performer of the LME metals last quarter, coming in a few percentage points behind copper. Lead gained [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Zinc Investing News In their bi-weekly price review, Hindustan Zinc Limited announced that effective Saturday, it had cut its prices of zinc, but held lead rates steady. Zinc prices will drop by Rs 800 per tonne to Rs 68,900; whereas lead maintained the Rs 70,200 per tonne level. Lead prices have [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News For the first quarter of 2009, the mantra of many lead and zinc miners is “survival”. After the price crash of 2008, many miners have gone underwater. This is forcing cutbacks, closures, acquisitions, and even some bankruptcies. There is no question that prices will rebound as commodity [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News 2008 was a year for unprecedented losses for both the zinc and lead markets. As economic malaise spread around the globe, zinc for three month delivery fell about 49 per cent. Lead, due to its close ties to the auto industry, took a staggering plunge from [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News Australia’s carbon tax program may force miners into bankruptcy. Nyrstar, the countries largest zinc and lead miner issued a response to the governments proposed taxation scheme. Chief Operating Officer Greg McMillan said modeling prepared for the company showed that the taxation would cost the company $70 [...]
By Leia Michele Toovey- Exclusive to Lead Investing News Shanghai zinc opened at its upside limit of 4 per cent on Thursday, chasing the stock rally in the US and London. The rally was inspired by a US rate cut causing a short term bubble in the commodity prices. Later, prices came back to reflect [...]
By Heather Matthews – exclusive to Lead Investing News Base metals are continuing a downward spiral as the market reacts to the federal bailout plan and the general atmosphere of caution and unease. Base metal prices dropped on Wednesday, as September retail level reports (U.S.) were revealed, detailing reduced purchasing by consumers. After the report [...]
by Heather Matthews – exclusive to Lead Investing News Zinc and lead metal spot prices showed improvement in today’s markets: this rally represents a positive development for base metals. Today, non-LME spot prices for lead and zinc were up, showing increased investor confidence in commodity investment. Zinc is currently trading at a bid/ask of .06494/0.6585, [...]