Canadian Mining Journal


Zinc and Lead


  • News

    ZINC-COPPER MINE: Nyrstar celebrates acquisition of Langlois mine

    November 2, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – The world’s largest zinc metal producer, Nyrstar of Zurich, Switzerland, is celebrating its acquisition of the Langlois zinc-copper mine 50 km from Lebel-sur-Quevillon by hosting a welcome event. Nyrstar acquired the property when it…

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    ZINC-COPPER DEVELOPMENT: Donner updates progress at Bracemac-McLeod

    October 25, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    QUEBEC – Development of the Bracemac-McLeod zinc-copper mine near Matagami is on budget and on schedule reports Donner Metals of Vancouver. The project is a joint venture with and operated by Xstrata Zinc. Initial production is scheduled for…

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    ZINC-LEAD DEVELOPMENT: Halfmile mine nearing production

    October 13, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    NEW BRUNSWICK – Vancouver’s Trevali Mining Corp. continues to develop its Halfmile zinc-lead-silver-copper-gold deposit near Bathurst for production by the end of the year. Only 120 metres of ramp development remains until the Upper zone is…

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    PERSPECTIVE: Northwest BC open for business

    October 4, 2011 by Canadian Mining Journal Editor

    Since BC Hydro announced it will build the $404-million Northwest Transmission Line from Terrace, BC, to a point 340 km north, business in the area is gearing up to take advantage of the new infrastructure and develop major projects and…

  • 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.

  • Feature

    Getting Ready

    October 1, 2011 by Russell Noble

    Snow Lake will soon be living up to its name as another Manitoba winter sets in, but regardless of the weather, it won’t slow things down for HudBay Minerals as it pushes on to get its $704-million Lalor project to start initial production by…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    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…

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    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…