Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


  • News

    ZINC-LEAD MINING: Selwyn to raise $30-M for ScoZinc reopening

    August 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NOVA SCOTIA – Selwyn Resources of Vancouver has announced it will issue bonds to raise $30 million with which to restart the ScoZinc (aka Scotia) zinc-lead mine at Gays River. Mining was suspended in early 2009 as metals prices fell in the wake…

  • News

    SILVER RESOURCES: Alexco rounds up 12M+ oz at Lucky Queen and Onek

    July 27, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Alexco Resource Corp. of Vancouver has announced the initial resource estimate for its Lucky Queen and Onek deposits, an estimate of over 12.8 million oz of silver. The deposits are located in the Keno Hill Silver District where Alexco…

  • News

    SILVER-ZINC-COPPER RESOURCE: Diamond Fields releases 43-101 for seafloor SedEx deposit

    July 26, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    RED SEA – Diamond Fields International of Vancouver has released what it believes to be the first ever 43-101-compliant resource estimate for a SedEx (sedimentary exhalative) deposit located on the seafloor. ACA Howe prepared a report that…

  • News

    GOLD-BASE METAL DEVELOPMENT: HudBay commits to new concentrator at Lalor project

    July 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – HudBay Minerals of Toronto has completed the optimization study for its Lalor gold-copper-zinc project and decided to build a new concentrator and paste fill plant at the mine site near Snow Lake. Results of the study indicate that…

  • News

    PERSPECTIVE: Pacific seabed hosts large REE deposits

    July 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Rare earth elements have recently become the one of the hottest exploration targets. The number of juniors seeking REEs seems almost as great as those hunting for gold particularly in Quebec. The most advanced junior is Canada Lithium that is…

  • News

    BASE METALS STUDY: Buchans buoyed by PEA for Lundberg project

    June 29, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEWFOUNDLAND – Buchans Minerals Corp. of Windsor, NS, is pleased with the results of the preliminary economic study of its 100%-owned Lundberg base metal project near Buchans. The PEA is based on a 5,000 t/d open pit and milling operation over…

  • News

    POLYMETALLIC STUDY: Tulsequah Chief development to cost $310-M

    June 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Chieftain Metals of Toronto has completed the preliminary economic assessment for its polymetallic Tulsequah Chief project 100 km south of Atlin. Pre-production capital costs are estimated at C$310.1 million. The study puts…

  • News

    TAKEOVER: Breakwater agrees to Nyrstar offer

    June 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    TORONTO – The directors of Toronto-based Breakwater Resources have approved an all-cash takeover of their firm by Nyrstar NV. Nyrstar is a global multi-metals business that produces zinc, lead, silver, gold and copper; it is headquartered in…

  • News

    GOLD-SILVER-LEAD-ZINC RESOURCES: Main zone numbers rise at Huakan’s J&L property

    May 17, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Huakan International Mining says the latest 43-101 report from its J&L lead-zinc property near Revelstoke has better numbers than the previous one. In the Measured and indicated category, there are 2.37…

  • Feature

    Selwyn Chihong completes winter mobilization of equipment

    May 1, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Unlike many Yukon mining companies, Selwyn Chihong Mining Ltd worked through the harsh winter months and successfully completed the mobilization of heavy mining equipment and supplies to “The Selwyn Project,” a massive zinc-lead deposit on the…

  • News

    ZINC-LEAD RESOURCES: New owner bumps up Scotia mine numbers

    April 6, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NOVA SCOTIA – The new owner of the Scotia zinc-lead mine 50 km east of Halifax, Vancouver-based Selwyn Resources, has released new resource numbers for the property.

  • News

    SHAFT SINKING: Redpath wins contract for Lalor ventilation shaft

    April 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA – The Redpath Group of North Bay, ON, has been awarded the sinking contract for the ventilation shaft at HudBay’s Lalor gold-zinc mine near Snow Lake. Completion is expected by April 2012.