as I was stating in another post as to the difficulties facing the juniors (and all others for that matter), now the Zn producers getting online get another kick in the teeth with an additional 10% expense for the privilige of a smelter taking on their product.


DP was saying that even at 90 cents the small producers or current Zn projects barely get by.  So now that barometer can basically be raised to a dollar.  That's a bunch more projects relegated to the back burner on the wait-and-see policy.


Does the increase help or hinder DON?  I think it's a toss up.  The only saving grace in this scenario is that we are not dependant on a third party smelter.