Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


  • News

    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…

  • News

    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).

  • News

    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…

  • News

    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…

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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.

  • News

    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…

  • News

    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…

  • News

    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…

  • 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…