ASX Zinc Stocks
Global zinc production in 2020 is estimated to be 12Mt, less than 2019 due to the COVID panic. The biggest producers were China, Peru and Australia. World zinc reserves are 250Mt and resources about 1.9Bt.
Zinc has been known since Roman times but rarely used until recent times. The Chinese were the first to produce it in significant volumes in the 1500’s. Interestingly, in Europe zinc is considered to have been discovered in 1746.
Zinc is primarily used to coat other metals (galvanize), mostly iron and steel, to prevent rusting. It is also used extensively in die casting and in many products such as paints and plastics. It is essential for all life.
The following companies are all primarily focused on zinc, including explorers, developers, and producers. The list does not include the large producers such as BHP and South32 or those that have zinc as a secondary project/s.
|Alara Resources Ltd||AUQ||1.3||705||9.2||Khnaiguiyah zinc-copper, Saudi Arabia|
|Albion Resources Ltd||ALB||20||28||5.6||Several projects on Lennard shelf, WA|
|Alta Zinc Ltd||AZI||8.7||291||25||Gorno lead-zinc, Northern Italy|
|Apollo Minerals Ltd||AON||10||386||39||Kroussou, Gabon|
|Consolidated Zinc Ltd||CZL||4.1||301||12||Plomosas, Mexico|
|Heron Resources Ltd||HRR||5.4||429||23||Woodlawn, NSW|
|Ironbark Zinc Ltd||IBG||2.2||1203||26||Citronen, Greenland|
|New Century Resources Ltd||NCZ||21.5||1210||260||Century, QLD|
|Orion Minerals Ltd||ORN||3.7||4125||153||Prieska, South Africa|
|Peel Mining Ltd||PEX||29.5||418||123||Cobar, NSW|
|Red River Resources Ltd||RVR||24.5||518||127||Thalanga, QLD|
|Superior Lake Resources Ltd||SUP||15.5||165||26||Superior Lake, Canada|
|Terramin Australia Ltd||TZN||3.1||2117||66||Tala Hamza, Algeria|
|Todd River Resources Ltd||TRT||7.2||554||40||Manbarran, McArthur, Mt Hardy, NT|
|Variscan Mines Ltd||VAR||8.6||213||18||Novales & Guajaraz, Spain|
|White Rock Minerals Ltd||WRM||59||90||53||Red Mountain, Alaska|
|Zinc of Ireland NL||ZMI||6||123||7||Kildare, Ireland|