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Outlook galvanizes northern zinc sector

Looming zinc deficit is spurring renewed love for projects in Alaska's Red Dog District, western Canada's zinc-rich Selwyn Basin

The languishing price of zinc has provided little incentive for investors to embrace companies seeking to explore and develop the next generation of mines that produce this essential metal. However, an expected 1.5 million metric tons of supply being lost to mine closures by 2016 is beginning to galvanize the zinc sector.

"In the case of zinc, this is a metal that's been unloved for a long time.



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