Silver Bull Heightens Focus on Zinc with New Sierra Mojada Resource Report

Silver Bull Heightens Focus on Zinc with New Sierra Mojada Resource Report

Silver Bull Resources released an updated NI 43-101 resource report for its Mexico-based Sierra Mojada project on Monday. There were two aims in creating the updated report: "bring[ing] all of the known zinc mineralization into the story for the first time, and updat[ing] the silver resource using prices applicable to the current market conditions."

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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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Hudbay Minerals Workers Go On Strike

The Canadian Press reported that workers at Hudbay Minerals' (TSX:HBM) operations in Manitoba went on strike Saturday after negotiations failed on Friday. Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers Local No. 1848, which went on strike Saturday at noon, represent about 12 percent of Hudbay's workforce.

Tarsis Resources Completes Acquisition of Estrella Gold to Form Alianza Minerals

Tarsis Resources Completes Acquisition of Estrella Gold to Form Alianza Minerals

Tarsis Resources (TSXV:TCC) announced the closing of its acquisition of Estrella Gold (TSXV:EST) to form Alianza Minerals. Tarsis also completed a 10 for 1 share consolidation, and Alianza will trade under the symbol (TSXV:ANZ) beginning April 30 2015. Shares of Estrella will be delisted from the TSX Venture Exchange on the same day.

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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

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.

Glencore Expects Intensified Zinc Deficit in 2015

Mining Weekly reported that Glencore plc (LSE:GLEN) sees the zinc deficit ramping up in 2015. The company expressed that idea in its recently released annual report.

Is Zinc Headed for a Bear Market?

While most market watchers are bullish on the outlook for zinc, that's not the case for all. Case in point: Bloomberg published an article on Friday that makes the case that zinc is "on the verge of a bear market" because Chinese output is pushing production levels "to a record, outweighing a global deficit."

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