Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


  • News

    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

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    ZINC-LEAD-SILVER: Fireweed Zinc consolidates Macmillan Pass

    August 12, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – Fireweed Zinc is accelerating the exercise of three property option agreements to hold a 100% stake in the 544-sq.-km Macmillan Pass project, 400 km east of Whitehorse – the company has signed amended option agreements to speed up

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    Mexico Snapshot: Eight companies to watch

    August 11, 2020 by Magda Gardner

    Mexico is an attractive destination for Canadian miners with its mining-friendly policies, prospective mineral belts and well-developed infrastructure and legislation. Below, we provide an overview of eight companies with exploration, development and production-stage assets in the country.  Americas Gold and

  • Eric Sprott takes $10M stake in Vizsla Resources

    August 5, 2020 by Carl Williams

    Vizsla Resources (TSXV: VZLA) has closed a bought deal private placement for 16 million units of the company at a price of $1.87 per unit for gross proceeds of $30 million and includes the exercise in full of the underwriters’ over-allotment

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    SILVER: Pan American grows La Colorada skarn resource

    August 4, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Silver producer Pan American Silver has updated the resource estimate for the La Colorada skarn deposit near its wholly owned La Colorada underground mine in Zacatecas state. Inferred resources now stand at 100.4 million tonnes, grading 44 g/t

  • SILVER: SantaCruz Silver picks up Penoles asset in US$20M deal

    July 28, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    VANCOUVER – Mexico-focused Santacruz Silver Mining has signed a deal to acquire the Zimapan property in Hidalgo state from Grupo Penoles for a total of US$20 million, plus US$3.2 million in value added tax. The agreement follows Santacruz’s acquisition last October

  • SILVER: Discovery Metals drills high-grade and bulk-tonnage targets at Cordero

    July 20, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    MEXICO – Discovery Metals has released results from eight holes completed at its Cordero project in Chihuahua state, including 1.4 metres grading 1,907 g/t silver-equivalent (700 g/t silver, 0.74 g/t gold, 16.1% lead and 14% zinc) in its first hole

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    GOLD-SILVER: Rockhaven’s PEA for Klaza suggests strong economics

    July 14, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    YUKON – An updated preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for Rockhaven Resources’ wholly owned Klaza gold project in the Dawson Range gold belt outlines a 12-year, combined open-pit and underground operation producing gold and silver doré as well as lead and

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    ZINC-LEAD: ScoZinc tables low capex PFS for Scotia open-pit mine

    July 8, 2020 by Canadian Mining Journal

    NOVA SCOTIA – ScoZinc has released the results of a preliminary feasibility study (PFS) on its wholly owned and permitted Scotia mine project, 62 km northeast of Halifax. The study outlines a 2,700 t/d open-pit operation, producing zinc and lead