Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


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    SILVER: Huldra advances mill maintenance

    June 24, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Huldra Silver of Vancouver temporarily suspended milling at its operations in Merritt a few days before a planned maintenance period was to start. The cost saving procedures included the layoff of certain construction…

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    Canadian Zinc two permits closer to production

    June 24, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Canadian Zinc (CZN-T) continues to progress down the road to production at its Prairie Creek mine in the Northwest Territories.

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    BASE METALS: PEA for Murray Brook is positive

    June 5, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – El Nino Ventures of Vancouver is in possession of the preliminary economic assessment for its Murray Brook copper-lead-zinc project in the Bathurst mining camp, and the company says not only is it positive but there may be…

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    SILVER-LEAD: Alexco tightens belt

    June 4, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Due to the relatively low price of zinc and silver, Alexco Resource Corp. of Vancouver has announced several belt-tightening measures including layoffs, capital projects roll-back, vendor discussions, deferral of new mine…

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    ZINC-COPPER: Production begins at Bracemac-McLeod

    May 16, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Production has begun at the Bracemac-McLeod base metal mine near Matagami at an average rate of 3,000 t/d. The mine is a joint venture of Donner Metals (35%) of Vancouver and Glencore Xstrata (65% and operator).

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    Glencore Xstrata boosts Hackett River; looks to get lean

    May 13, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    The recently merged Glencore Xstrata (GLEN-LSE) plans to have a leaner corporate structure but its first resource estimate shows it will still be hefty in terms of minerals in the ground. And while the new company will be predominantly guided…

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    BASE METALS: Buchans, Minco JV to combine business

    April 30, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    WINDSOR, Nova Scotia – Buchans Minerals Corp. and Minco plc have entered into a binding agreement to combine their businesses to create a base metals and industrial minerals explorer with projects in eastern Canada. Minco had previously…

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    CLOSURE: Brunswick mine closes on a high note

    April 30, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – After 49 years of operation, Xstrata Zinc’s Brunswick mine closed on April 30, 2013. Located 30 km southwest of the city of Bathurst, it was one of the world’s largest underground zinc-lead mines, providing 700 direct jobs.

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    FINANCIALS: Record coal sales fail to boost Teck’s Q1 numbers

    April 23, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – Teck Resources has released its first quarter financial results that show profit shrunk to $328 million, compared with $544 million in Q1 2012, despite record coal sales of 6.6 million tonnes.

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    Hudbay continues to build on Manitoba legacy

    April 18, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER — Canadian base metal producer Hudbay Minerals (HBM-T) laid a foundation for success on the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt in northern Manitoba roughly 85 years ago. During that time the company has developed 26 mines in the region…

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    SILVER-ZINC: Huldra’s Merritt mill reaches commercial output

    April 8, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Huldra Silver of Vancouver says its mill at Merritt reached commercial production on March 26, 2013. In the first half of March, 92.58 dry metric tonnes of lead-silver concentrate and 131.24 dry metric tonnes of zinc…

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    ZINC: Brunswick safety winner again as last blast fired

    April 3, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Xstrata Zinc’s venerable Brunswick zinc-lead mine near Bathurst took its last underground production blast yesterday. As the project winds down, the last tonne should pass through the concentrator on April 19, 2013, says…