This past week, a number of analysts have put forth positive predictions about zinc's future.
This morning, InZInc Mining released a long-awaited preliminary economic assessment for its West Desert zinc-copper-silver-gold project.
The zinc market has been abuzz lately with talk of a potential supply shortage.
This morning, Canada's Zazu Metals released a preliminary economic assessment on its high-grade zinc-lead-silver Lik property, located in Northwest Alaska.
Investing News Network Editor Vivien Diniz recently spoke with Trevali Mining (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF) CEO Dr. Mark Cruise about the recent start of production at the Santander zinc-silver-lead mine in Peru.
Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:AVU) has completed Phase four of its drilling program for the Alvalade Joint Venture project in the Iberian Pyrite Belt of Portugal. The Alvalade project is funded by a 100% owned subsidiary of Antofagasta plc and operated by Avrupa. Avrupa and Antofagasta expect to be able to announce drill results and comment on details of summer exploration plans following joint venture meetings held over the next few weeks.
Blackthorn Resources Ltd. (ASX:BTR) announced that it has reached a non-binding conditional agreement with Glencore Xstrata plc (LSE:GLEN) under which it will sell its remaining 27.3-percent equity interest in the Burkina Faso-based Perkoa zinc joint venture.
Avrupa Minerals Ltd. (TSXV:AVU) has signed an earn-in and shareholders agreement that will option out the Slivovo Gold Project in Kosovo to Byrnecut International Limited. Under the agreement Avrupa will be the operator while BIL will have several participation options.
Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF,FWB:4TI) reported production results from the first quarter of 2014 from the Santander Mine in Peru: approximately 14.6 million payable pounds of zinc, 5.4 million payable pounds of lead and 268,600 payable ounces of silver.
Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) VP of Investor Relations, Steve Stakiw is bullish on zinc; talks about the producing Santander mine in Peru and the Caribou mine in New Brunswick which will be "up and running about this time next year."
Zincore Metals (TSXV:ZNC) VP for Corporate Development Adam Ho talks about the Accha Zinc Oxide Project (AZOD) in Peru.
Zincore Metals Inc. (TSX:ZNC) Vice President for Corporate Development, Adam Ho, spoke to Resource Investing News about the Accha Zinc Oxide District (AZOD) in Peru
Tarsis Resources (TSXV:TCC) President and CEO, Marc Blythe, spoke to Resource Investing News on the Company’s two important properties in Mexico, and explained the advantages of Tarsis operating under a prospect generator business model. “Buy low and sell high” is advice Mr. Blythe had for investors, along with taking a look at whether or not [...]
Bloomberg reported that London zinc prices rose to their highest level in nearly a month on the back of expectations that the strengthening economy will prompt demand for the metal as supply drops.
Platts reported that according to Stephen Wilkinson, director of the International Zinc Association (IZA), new initiatives could add 1.9 million metric tons (MT) of demand to the zinc market over the next three years.
Platts reported that CRU analyst Helen O'Cleary sees zinc hitting $4,500 per metric ton (MT) by the end of the decade.
Reuters reported that industry sources believe zinc prices will rise in China during the second quarter of 2014 on the back of increased consumption due to railway projects and strong investment demand.