Why the Sheffield Resources Stock Rose 10% Today

The share price for Sheffield Resources Ltd [ASX:SFX] has gained 10.7% today. Sheffield has snagged a big buyer for its zircon.

What’s the deal with Sheffield Resources Share Price?

Sheffield owns and operates WA mine project Thunderbird, a site that is rich in zircon. Today, Sheffield announced that it had signed a deal with Indian company Sukaso Ceracolors. The nation’s largest raw ceramic supplier.

The agreement will see Sheffield supply 12,000 tonnes of zircon to the Indian company annually. The deal will last for five years, but could be extended thereafter.

Sheffield will certainly be looking to build a strong relationship. Especially as their mine has an expected life of 42 years.

What next for Sheffield Resources?

Today’s deal is a big deal, but they still need more customers. The deal means they’ve got buyers for 36% of their total zircon output. A great start, but hopefully they can snag a few more buyers soon.

Sheffield’s Managing Direction Bruce McFadzean commented:

With more than one third of our premium zircon for Stage 1 of Thunderbird now under binding agreement, over the coming months we will continue to deliver on our offtake and funding objectives which we commenced in 2017.

Construction of the site is expected to start later this year.

If you’re looking for other potential superstar mining stocks, we’ve got you covered. Check out what we believe are the top 10 mining stocks on the ASX in this report.


Ryan Clarkson-Ledward,
Junior Analyst, Money Morning

Ryan Clarkson-Ledward is an Editor at Money Morning.

Ryan holds degrees in both communication and international business. He helps bring Money Morning readers the latest market updates, both locally and abroad. Ryan tackles all the issues investors need to know about that the mainstream media neglects.

Ryan is also the Editor of Australian Small-Cap Investigator, a stock tipping newsletter that hunts down promising small-cap stocks by dissecting the latest events affecting the world.

To find out more about the publications Ryan works on and how you can subscribe, please click on the corresponding link here:

Money Morning Australia