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All About Steel

For 150 years steel has been the world's most important structural metal. In our cars, buildings and bridges, steel is the backbone of modern infrastructure.

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Zinc Production

The remaining concentrate will consist of between 1 to 15 percent zinc, but retain a high sulphur content (around 30 percent) that must be removed. This can be done by

Zinc Prices 2014

The prices listed below are based on the daily cash buyer contract prices settled at the LME averaged for each month.

Metal Profile: Zinc

Zinc is a lustrous bluish-grey metal that is primarily used to galvanize iron and steel in order to protect against...

Zinc Applications

Approximately half of all zinc produced is used to galvanize carbon steel products. Due to its electro-positivity, zinc acts as a sacrificial anode when

Gold Prices 2013

The London bullion market is the preeminent, international over-the-counter market for the wholesale trading of gold and silver. Below are monthly averages of the London morning gold fix:

Copper Prices 2014

The copper prices listed below are based on the daily cash buyer contract prices settled at the LME averaged for each month during 2014.

Copper Characteristics

Pure copper is a bright reddish-brown metal that, when exposed to corrosive environments, takes on a green-hued patina. This green layer of copper sulfate (or copper carbonate) results from

Metal Profile: Dysprosium

Dysprosium metal is a soft, lustrous-silver rare earth element (REE) that is used in permanent magnets due to its paramagnetic strength and high temperature durability.

Controversy and Criticisms of the London Gold Fix

While most market pricing benchmarks are now determined electronically, the London gold fixing remains staunchly ensconced in tradition.

What is the London Gold Fixing?

The London gold fixing is the internationally accepted process for determining gold prices. Conducted twice daily by five fixing member banks, the...

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