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Precious and Specialty Metals

Nyrstar has a growing position in the precious and specialty metals markets.

Gold
Gold is produced in concentrate and as gold doré from our mining operations. Nyrstar also recovers gold in the lead refining process.

Silver
Silver is produced in concentrate from our mining operations. Nyrstar also recovers silver from the lead refining process as a silver doré and as a by-product from the zinc refining process into various leach products.

Indium
Indium is a rare, soft, silvery, metallic element that Nyrstar produces at the Auby indium recovery plant. Global demand for indium has increased substantially in recent years, driven by its main application (as indium tin oxide) for use in flat panel television and video displays.

Cadmium
Cadmium is a soft, bluish-white, ductile metallic element that occurs in association with zinc ores. Its main use is in the production of nickel cadmium batteries.