- Published: Tuesday, 05 January 2016 15:50
- Written by E&MJ News
Nyrstar NV announced on December 7 that it is placing its middle Tennessee zinc mines on care and maintenance to further minimize cash consumption in its mining segment as it continues to address the impact of low metals prices. The decision will result in approximately 50,000 mt/y of zinc in concentrate being taken out of the market. Zinc metal production at Nyrstar’s Clarksville, Tennessee, smelter will be reduced by about 9,000 mt/y. The Clarksville smelter will continue to be supplied by Nyrstar’s east Tennessee mines and additional external sources. The smelter produced 110,000 mt of zinc in 2014.