Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


  • ZINC: Teck elects not to discharge Red Dog effluent into sea

    June 9, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    ALASKA – Teck Resources of Vancouver and its subsidiary Teck Alaska, operator of the Red Dog zinc mine near Kotzebue, has studied and rejected the idea of building a effluent discharge line from the mine to the Chukchi Sea.

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    ZINC-LEAD: Caribou PEA puts IRR at 56.9%, pre-tax NPV at $150 million

    May 14, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Trevali Mining Corp. of Vancouver is encouraged by the preliminary economic assessment of its Caribou zinc-lead-silver project in the Bathurst Mining Camp. The base case gives the project a 56.9% internal rate of return…

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    COPPER-ZINC: Puma discovers new VMS system at Turgeon project

    April 29, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Puma Exploration of Rimouski, QC, has discovered a new hear surface volcanogenic massive sulphide system at its Turgeon copper-zinc project 26 km from Bathurst. The new Dragon zone is located only 200 metres southwest of…

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    LEAD: First Majestic makes US$30M forward sale

    April 15, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – First Majestic Silver Corp. has entered into a US$30-million forward sale contract for 35% of the company’s future lead production. The Bank of America Merrill Lynch will pay US$0.945/lb and take delivery of 15,911.3 tonnes of…

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    GOLD: Horne 5 deposit hosts 2+M oz for Falco Pacific

    March 4, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Falco Pacific Resource Group has calculated the initial mineral resources estimate for the upper portion of its Horne 5 gold and base metals deposit in Rouyn-Noranda. Numbers quoted are for drilling to the 1,700 vertical metres;…

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    BASE METALS: Trevali intersects long and strong Zn-Pb-Cu at Stratmat

    February 26, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Trevali Mining Corp. of Vancouver is intersecting multiple high grade massive sulphide lenses over what it says are significant intervals at its Stratmat zinc-lead-copper deposit in the Bathurst Mining Camp. The deposit…

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    Trevali transitions from developer to producer in Peru

    February 24, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    It took Trevali Mining (TSX: TV; US-OTC: TREVF) just six months to move its Santander zinc-lead-silver mine in Peru from commissioning to commercial production this week, and now the Vancouver-based company says it’s ready to focus on the…

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    BASE METALS: Teck profit down 17% after good year

    February 13, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Gross profit before depreciation and amortization at Teck Resources was $3.7 billion in 2013, compared to 4.5 billion in 2012. That is a drop of 17%, but at least the company is in the black.

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    Zinc outlook improves, analysts say

    February 5, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Patricia Mohr, vice-president economics and commodity market specialist at Scotiabank believes zinc “will be the next big base metal play for investors.” She forecasts prices will average US$0.94 per lb in 2014 — with most of…

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    COMMENT: Taku River Tlingit toss monkey wrench into Tulsequah Chief project

    February 3, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    A lawsuit filed on Dec. 17 by the Taku River Tlingit First Nation could derail plans by Chieftain Metals to develop its Tulsequah Chief base and precious metals project 100 km south of Atlin. The legal challenge seeks to void the environmental…

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    BASE METALS: Wolfden to drill Bathurst camp

    January 22, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Wolfden Resources Corp. of Thunder Bay, ON, is planning to drill its recently acquired Tetagouche zinc-lead-copper property in the Bathurst mining camp. The area hosts five historic massive sulphide deposits and a number…

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    COMMENT: Prairie Creek nears next chapter, successful development

    January 20, 2014 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The Prairie Creek mine has weathered every sort of bad luck known to the mining industry – low metal prices, greed, market collapse, and long, long, long lead times. A project that has spent decades not quite…