Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


  • Alexco produces first concentrate at Keno Hill silver mine in Yukon

    November 25, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Vancouver-based Alexco Resource has successfully commissioned the mill at its Keno Hill silver mine in the Yukon, with production of initial concentrates underway. Keno Hill consists of four deposits, including the past-producing Bellekeno underground mine, which is the initial source

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    Sierra looks to expand mines in Peru, Mexico; grows resources

    November 19, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    South American-focused miner Sierra Metals has released a preliminary economic assessment (PEA) on an expansion of its Yauricocha polymetallic mine in Peru’s Yauyos province. The early-stage study suggests a throughput increase to 5,500 t/d, up from 3,150 t/d currently –

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    Fresnillo, Mag Silver on track at Juanicipio

    November 16, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Although the processing plant at their Juanicipio mine won’t be completed until next year, partners Fresnillo and Mag Silver were able to declare first production last month, by processing Juanicipio ore at Fresnillo’s nearby facilities. Initial production from the underground

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    BMC tables updated feasibility for ‘silver-dominant’ mine in the Yukon

    November 9, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    An updated feasibility study from privately held BMC Minerals for its wholly owned Kudz Ze Kayah (KZK) project in southeast Yukon suggests a “silver-dominant polymetallic mine” with strong cash flows and returns. The 2-million-tonne-per-year, predominantly open pit operation, would have

  • Adriatic Metals secures US$28M financing package

    October 29, 2020 by Northern Miner staff

    Adriatic Metals has signed agreements to raise US$28 million from two new investors – Queen’s Road Capital Investment and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development – following the recent release of a prefeasibility study on its flagship Vares silver

  • BMC receives YESAB’s blessing for Yukon silver-zinc mine – with conditions

    October 28, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The Yukon Environmental and Socio-Economic Assessment Board (YESAB) has recommended that BMC Minerals‘ ABM silver-zinc project, at its Kudz Ze Kayah project, be allowed to proceed, paving the way for the private company to proceed with permitting. The positive recommendation

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    Brixton teams with Friedland company on Hog Heaven project

    October 28, 2020 by MINING.COM Staff

    Brixton Metals has entered a joint venture agreement on its wholly owned Hog Heaven project with High Power Exploration (HPX), a privately owned mining company led by billionaire and Ivanhoe Mines founder Robert Friedland. The Hog Heaven project is an advanced-stage

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    Osisko reports high-grade hits outside pit boundaries at Pine Point

    October 5, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    Osisko Metals has released assay results for four holes completed at the Central zone, around the O53 deposit, within its past-producing Pine Point zinc and lead project in the Northwest Territories. The drillholes, which returned high-grade intercepts from areas outside

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    New management brings ‘modern thinking’ to environmentally-challenged Bunker Hill Mine

    August 31, 2020 by Carl Williams

    For over a century, the mines of Silver Valley in the Coeur d’Alene Mountains in northern Idaho have been a source of tremendous mineral wealth. From the mid-1880s, those mines have yielded almost 10 million tonnes of zinc, lead and

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    Nexa improves safety and recovery with Orica’s WebGen initiation system

    August 27, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    By using Orica’s fully wireless initiation system, WebGen, Nexa Resources significantly reduced ore dilution to 20%, from 27%, at its Nexa Vazante zinc and lead mine in Brazil, resulting in a net benefit of US$1.6 million, according to a release from

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    Trevali weighs Rosh Pinah expansion with strong prefeasibility returns

    August 25, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    The results of Trevali Mining’s prefeasibility study on an expansion of the Rosh Pinah zinc-lead-silver underground mine in Namibia, to 1.3 million tonnes per year from 700,000 tonnes per year, suggest potential for increased production at lower operating costs starting

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    STUDY: Trilogy releases Arctic project feasibility with strong returns

    August 20, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    ALASKA – Trilogy Metals has announced the results of a feasibility study on its 50%-held Arctic copper-zinc-lead-silver-gold project in northwestern Alaska’s Ambler mining district. The latest study suggests a 10,000-tonne-per-day, 12-year open pit operation, with a conventional mill and flotation