Businessspectator.com reports Zamia Metals Ltd (ASX:ZGM) will resume the drilling program at the Anthony molybdenum project Clermont in central Queensland, which was not affected by widespread flooding in the region.
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Businessweek reports that China Molybdenum Co. agreed to buy exploration rights for a mine in Xinjiang province for 1.04 billion yuan ($157 million).
International PBX Ventures Ltd. (CVE:PBX) reports that the company will raise $2,500,000 by way of a non-brokered private placement of ten million units at a price of $0.25 per unit, subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.
Australia’s new “Super Profit” tax on mining companies may scare off investment and hurt the profitability of mining operations, say analysts. However, economists and government officials disagree. After billions of dollars worth of investments into molybdenum operations in Australia, how will this proposed tax affect the mining industry?
There is a `little storm brewing' in moly. In the third week of January, traders came in and bought up a lot of material, which caused some supply tightness. Now traders are in a position to push prices higher, state analysts.
Molybdenum, which is used to strengthen steel, sold on the spot market at a monthly average of almost $33/lb during the first half of last year, and actually was as high as $33.50/lb in daily trading. But, the spot price slipped to $25 in the second half and continued falling earlier this year - bottoming around $8/lb in April. Analysts predict the price at $12/lb in a couple of months.
Ferro-molybdenum and molybdic oxide continued their rally this past week, as frightening low stockpiles have traders worried that if the purchases accelerate, there simply won’t be enough moly to go around.
As a minor metal, molybdenum is prone to rapid price fluctuations; in the past this had generated huge returns on investment. Molybdenum was one of the last metals to feel the effects of the economic downturn, but has failed to match the recovery experienced by many metals since the start of the New Year.
British Miner Metals Exploration PLC announced that it expects to finish studies on its gold and molybdenum property in northern Luzon to finally start site development. Rizaldy G. Palomaria, chief geologist of FCF Minerals, stated: $15 million has been allotted for the feasibility project and we are looking at completing it in end-2009 For full [...]
Despite the recent optimism across the metals sector, molybdenum prices are continuing on a downward trend. Last week, sluggish demand and high stockpiles caused European ferromolybdenum prices to drop below US $21 per kg. US market prices also slid.