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In our modern thrusting times, lead (Pb) has become a bit of an ugly sister in the base metals fashion world. Copper's cool, zinc gets talked up, nickel's shiny, alu gets used in everything, but poor old plumbum is heavy and poisonous and those new fangled batteries don't even need it any more. However, against many odds (if not all) the price has been making a bit of a comeback in the last few weeks:
The heavy metal was spiking down under 80c/lb as late as PDAC time, we're now back at 92c. Lead not dead.