Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


  • Feature

    Raw Tenacity Propels Mine Towards Production

    October 1, 2011 by Bill Braden

    “Finally!” John Kearney puts an extra emphasis on that word, summing up the daunting array of hurdles and roadblocks that Canadian Zinc Corporation has traversed in almost 20 years of work on the Prairie Creek base metal/silver deposit.

  • News

    COPPER-LEAD SPENDING: Teck earmarks $210-M for Trail, $475-M for Highland Valley

    September 22, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver-based Teck Resources has plans to invest $685 million in its metallurgical complex at Trail and the Highland Valley copper mine near Logan Lake. The investment is intended to improve the long term viability of these…

  • News

    UNDERGROUND TRUCK: MT6020 cuts costs for HudBay

    September 15, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    MANITOBA  – Sustainability is achieved when the least amount of energy exerted results in the greatest productivity outcome. This philosophy is key to the management at HudBay Mineral’s Chisel North zinc mine near Snow Lake. The company…

  • News

    ZINC-LEAD RESOURCE: More metal at Selwyn project in Yukon

    September 12, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    YUKON – Indicated resources are increasing at the Selwyn zinc-lead project that straddles the Yukon-Northwest Territories border. The project is operated by Selwyn Chihong Mining, a joint venture of Selwyn Resources of Vancouver and Chihong…

  • Feature

    Pipes Before Profits

    September 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Flooding is usually a nightmare for miners, but for Selwyn Resources of Vancouver, the millions of gallons of water sitting in its newly purchased zinc and lead pit near Halifax weren’t that big of a problem.

  • News

    SOCIO-ECONOMIC AGREEMENT: CanZinco and NWT government sign deal for Prairie Creek mine

    August 23, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NORTHWEST TERRITORIES – The socio-economic agreement for the Prairie Creek zinc-lead-silver mine 200 km west of Fort Simpson has been signed by mine owner Canadian Zinc Corp. (CanZinco) of Vancouver and the government of the Northwest…

  • 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…