I’ve been wanting to get into some materials for some time, but they have been rather expensive since people have been moving away from the dollar to gold. Recently the price of gold has gone down, so it might be the time to take another look. I wanted to find a company that mined Indium since it is used as a transparent conductor in LCDs and solar panels. It’s also a very expensive and rare metal. My search brought me to Teck Cominco (TCK), which also mines Cu, Zn, Mo, Pb, and Ge. Copper is in high demand and Germanium might seen an increased in demand as silicon germanium computer chips become mainstream. To top it off, Teck Cominco is also an Canadian company, which also satisfies my need to reach into international markets. The only thing is the price. It hit its low of around 27.06 in January, but is back up to 47.08 now. Hindsight is always 20/20, so will the price still go up or am I out of luck? The future prospects look very good, but I’m not sure it is the best deal out there.