This one's a doozy - apparently demand for Tantalum is "exploding in the US".                                                    and - "The price per kilogram of tantalum imports to the U.S. increased by 170% in just one year. The rise in price was mostly seen in imports by air, as shown in the graph below. The average import price of tantalum went from $110 in 2011 to nearly $300 in 2012. The craze is continuing into 2013 as well, with January numbers showing the average price at $360".                                                                                                                      http://agmetalminer.com/2013/04/03/why-us-tantalum-imports-and-prices-are-skyrocketing/                           WTP are we trading at 13 cents for then???                                                                                                             Cheers, Blaggers