Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


  • News

    ZINC-GOLD-COPPER: Chieftain takes fresh look at Tulsequah VMS

    April 2, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Chieftain Metals of Vancouver has spent the last six months compiling and interpreting over five decades of historical data from the Tulsequah volcanogenic massive sulphide property. As a result of the…

  • Feature

    Winning Ways

    April 1, 2013 by Marilyn Scales

    File this under “nice work if you can get it.” A mine manager takes a two-year posting to close a mine in his home province and be close to family, and then his safety efforts helped lower costs to the point that the mine stays open an extra…

  • News

    GOLD-COPPER-ZINC: Hudbay declares commercial production at Lalor

    March 27, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – Hudbay Minerals of Toronto has declared the first phase of commercial production at its Lalor gold-copper-zinc mine near Snow Lake. Starting next month, Lalor output is expected to contribute positively to the company’s bottom…

  • News

    ZINC-LEAD: Selwyn to sell share of project to JV partner Chihong

    March 5, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Selwyn Resources of Vancouver has agreed to sell its half of the Selwyn zinc-lead project to its joint venture partner, Chihong Canada Mining for $50 million in cash. After completion of the sale, Selwyn will have no further…

  • News

    ZINC-GOLD-COPPER: Chieftain given final permits for Tulsequah Chief

    February 13, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Chieftain Metals of Toronto has received the final permits required to start construction at the Tulsequah Chief zinc-gold-copper mine 100 km south of Atlin. The parks use permit, occupant licenses to cut,…

  • News

    Back Forty gains grade but Hudbay keeps project suspended

    February 5, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    VANCOUVER – A new resource estimate for the Back Forty project in Michigan has boosted the deposit’s metal grades, but despite the improvement there is no work underway at the site because project operator Hudbay Minerals suspended the…

  • ENVIRONMENT: Trevali, NB government ink deal

    January 31, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Vancouver-based Trevali Mining Corp. and the New Brunswick government have signed a environmental agreement covering the historic Caribou zinc-lead-copper mine and mill in the Bathurst Mining Camp. The deal calls for…

  • News

    LOAN: Ivernia borrows to reopen lead mine

    January 30, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    AUSTRALIA – Ivernia Inc. has entered into a $20-million secured load facility with Sprott Resources Lending Partnership. The funds will be used to restart operations at Ivernia’s Paroo Station lead mine in Western Australia. Ivernia has…

  • News

    BASE METALS: Lundin adds up 2013, proposes 2013 targets

    January 23, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Lundin Mining Corp. is pleased with 2012 production numbers that are near the high end of the announced targets. The company finished the year with an output of 102,050 tonnes of copper, 122,204 tonnes of zinc, 38,464 tonnes of…

  • News

    GOLD: High grades drilled near Platosa silver mine

    January 17, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MEXICO – Excellon Resources of Toronto, perhaps the highest grade silver producer in the country, is having considerable success drilling for gold only a kilometre from its Platosa silver mine in Durango state. Hole LP1038 intersected…

  • News

    BASE METALS: Inmet reaches high end of 2012 guidance

    January 15, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Jochen Tilk, president and CEO of Inmet Mining is pleased that the company has met the upper end of its 2012 production guidance. A total of 111,700 tonnes of copper and 66,300 tonnes of zinc were recorded at Inmet’s three mines…

  • News

    BASE METALS: Hudbay plans $1.24B capex in 2013

    January 9, 2013 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – Hudbay Minerals has taken a look into the future and decided that 2013 will be an even better year than 2012. Zinc in concentrate output is expected to be 85,000 to 100,000 tonnes, up from 80,866 this year. Gold and silver…