Moly Mines Limited (TSX:MOL,ASX:MOL) updates on progress toward the completion of the US$500M financing facility for the Spinifex Ridge Molybdenum Project.
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Molybdenum has crashed from $33 per lb in mid ’08, to its Friday closing value $8.70 per lb. Analysts predicts the metal is in for a slow recovery this year, and is anticipated to average $11.00 per lb.
Molybdenum prices took a considerable tumble in the fourth quarter of ’08, falling from USD 30 per pound in September 2008 to USD 9.50 at the end December 2008. Despite unprecedented demand for the metal, molybdenum prices crashed as crisis permeated the financial markets.
In April 2007, when the Sprott molybdenum fund was created, the minor metal was on a fast track. When the fund was created the metal was trading consistently at US $25 per lb; after the ETF was up and running moly cruised to US $ 40 per lb.
Slower Chinese buying impacted Ferro-molybdenum prices between last Wednesday and Friday; however, the US’s proposed $136 Billion infrastructure spending plan capped the downside. Western-grade Ferro-molybdenum fell to $24.50-26.50 per kg from $26-28 per kg previously, with the bulk of material sold towards the low end of the range.
Molybdenum exploration has been on a fast track this year, as a shortage in supply and an increase in demand have pushed prices of the alloying metal up and up. Until recently, moly has held stable despite all the challenges on Wall Street.