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Zinc prices on the rise as mines get tapped out

By 2017, over 1.2m tonnes of annual mined supply will be taken out of production - more than what the US uses in a year

New York

TUCKED away in the remote limestone plateaus of northern Australia, the owners of a massive zinc mine have begun preparing its transition back to cattle-grazing land.

For the miner, China's MMG Ltd, that hurts because replacing the tapped-out mine - which is responsible...

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