03.02.2009 - Base metals prices have fallen so hard that the mining industry is now faced with a problem
From Compareshares.com.au: Not too long ago base metals were the hottest of commodities. In their bull markets the prices of these industrial-use metals had soared to lofty heights to reflect the speculative risk premiums brought on by greatly imbalanced markets. Copper, zinc, nickel, lead, and aluminum achieved staggering trough-to-peak gains of 574%, 523%, 1124%, 829%, and 151%!.... Full Article: Source