Zinc stocks dominate session

IT WAS all about zinc today where most of the metals’ explorers and miners posted healthy gains on the bourse, thanks to a number of factors that continue to chip away at the dwindling stockpile, while Bolnisi Gold’s trading halt played into speculation of a takeover bid from a North American gold miner.

News of a halt to the redevelopment of Xstrata’s McArthur River lead-zinc mine in the Northern Territory – which was to produce around 135,000 tonnes of zinc over a 25-year mine life – coupled with