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Stefan Ioannou: Watch China for Zinc Price Outlook Clues

Haywood Securities analyst Stefan Ioannou discusses a variety of hot topics, including zinc's positive price outlook and the issues that brought the metal to this point. He also touches on what factors could pose a threat to that positivity.

Trevali Mining: Pure Zinc Exposure, Part 1

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.

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Trevali Bought-Deal Financing Increased to $30 Million

Trevali Bought-Deal Financing Increased to $30 Million

Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF,FWB:4TI) amended its previous agreement with Dundee Securities Ltd. on behalf of a syndicate of underwriters. The Underwriters will now purchase, 30,000,000 common shares of Trevali for gross proceeds of $30,600,000 by way of short form prospectus. The option to purchase an additional 15% of the offering has been granted to the Underwriters. The offering is expected to close on or about June 11, 2015.

Trevali Mining Announces $20 Million Bought Deal Financing

Trevali Mining Announces $20 Million Bought Deal Financing

Trevali Mining (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF,FWB:4TI) announced a bought-deal private placement for gross proceeds of approximately $20 million. The company has entered an agreement with Dundee Securities to purchase 19,610,000 shares of the company at $1.02 per share by way of a short form prospectus.

Foran Mining Announces Final Infill Drilling Results from Bigstone Deposit

Foran Mining Announces Final Infill Drilling Results from Bigstone Deposit

Foran Mining (TSXV:FOM) announced that the final three of six infill holes drilled at the Bigstone deposit located west of the McIlvenna property in Saskatchewan. Results from the final three drill holes include: 2.5% Cu over 53.6m (including 4.0% Cu over 12.3m), 2.5% Cu over 58.0m (including 3.8% Cu over 15.3m) and 11.2% Zn over 3.0m, and 15.1% Zn and 778 g/t Ag over 4.8m (including 32.4% Zn and 2,322 g/t Ag over 1.58m).

Trevali Releases Updated Resource Estimate for Stratmat Deposit

Trevali Releases Updated Resource Estimate for Stratmat Deposit

Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF,FWB:4TI) announced an updated resource estimate for its Stratmat Deposit in New Brunswick: Indicated resource of 4.7 million tonnes grading 5.31% zinc, 2.07% lead, 0.41% copper, 48.52 g/t silver and 0.59 g/t gold, and an Inferred resource of 2.40 million tonnes grading 4.76% zinc, 2.07% lead, 0.70% copper, 38.82 g/t silver and 0.42 g/t gold; using a 5% ZnEq cutoff. According to CEO Dr. Mark Cruise, "The resource estimate has successfully increased the Companies confidence in the Stratmat deposit and added significant new tonnage, all very important for the next phase as Trevali advances its growth plans for the Bathurst Mining Camp."

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Foran Mining Corporation States Priority for 2015

Foran Mining Corporation (TSXV:FOM) CEO Patrick Soares spoke to the Investing News Network about its focus on 2015, as well as its Balsam property, located southeast of its flagship McIlvenna Bay Deposit near Flin Flon, Saskatchewan.

Trevali Mining’s Focus is on the Caribou Mine in 2015

Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV) VP for Corporate Communications, Steve Stakiw, talks about zinc commercial production in its two mines, the Santander Mine in Peru and the Caribou mine and mill in New Brunswick, Canada, "which is scheduled to come online within the next two to three months and is progressing very well."

Market News

CME Group to Launch Zinc Futures Contract in June

Reuters reported that CME Group Inc. (NASDAQ:CME) plans to launch a zinc futures contract in June. The news outlet states that the move will intensify the "global battle for metals market share with the London Metal Exchange amid expanding Asian markets."

Will the Zinc Price Continue to Rise?

Mineweb's Kip Keen said in a recent article that the zinc price is starting to show signs of life once again, having crossed the threshold of $1 per pound. However, in his piece he questions whether the base metal will be able to keep its head above that level for long.

Significant Zinc Shortage around the Corner

Bloomberg reported that a significant shortage of zinc is around the corner as zinc mines that have produced the metal for decades are now tapped out, with Morgan Stanley estimating that by 2017 more than 1.2 million metric tons of annual mined supply of zinc will be taken out of production.

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