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Zinc Price 2017 - 2018

  • Base metals are the most fundamental minerals produced for the modern economy, and metals such as copper, zinc, nickel, lead, and aluminum are the key components that support sustained economic growth
  • Precious and base metals such as gold / diamonds / platinum / zinc are expected to run short on supply within 20 years
  • Fireweed Zinc’s Macmillan Pass Project is amongst the finest undeveloped zinc mining projects in the world

  Uses of Zinc

  • After Copper, Aluminum & Iron, Zinc is the most commonly used metal by industry
  • The primary use of zinc is in galvanizing, which protects iron and steel from rusting
  • Brass fittings are used in households worldwide in plumbing and heat exchange equipment
  • Zinc is used in alloys such as brass, nickel silver and aluminium solder. Zinc oxide is widely used in the manufacture of very many products such as paints, rubber, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, plastics, inks, soaps, batteries, textiles and electrical equipment

       Did you know? 

  • Zinc is the 24th most common element in the planet's crust. It makes up approximately seventy-five parts per million, or .0075%, of the Earth's crust
  • There's zinc in your pocket: pennies are 97.5 percent zinc and only 2.5 percent copper
  • It is a member of the metal group, but is a vital nutrient in both plants and animals
  • China was the world’s largest producer of refined zinc metal in 2017, accounting for 45% of world production