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Precious and Specialty Metals

Nyrstar has a growing position in the precious and specialty metals markets. From our mining operations we produce gold and silver in concentrate and gold and silver dore. We also produce silver dore (with gold), high purity refined cadmium and indium (a specialty metal) in our smelting process.

Gold is produced in concentrate and as gold dore from our mining operations.

We are one of the world’s largest producers of silver dore in our lead smelter. Nyrstar produces silver dore which contains approx. 98% silver and 2% gold in plates.

Silver is also produced in concentrate and as silver dore from our mining operations.

Indium is a rare, soft, silvery, metallic element that Nyrstar produces at our newly-commissioned 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 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.