Canadian Mining Journal


NorZinc hits permitting milestone on road to Prairie Creek

Since taking the reins at NorZinc in 2018, CEO Don MacDonald admits he has spent more time than he expected on permitting. But with all the major permits now in hand to put the Prairie Creek zinc-lead-silver project into production, he’s excited to dig into the technical aspects of the project in 2020.

“There’s a lot of value creation that can be done on this project in the next 12 months,” MacDonald says in a telephone interview with The Northern Miner.

The final pieces of the permitting puzzle came in November 2019, when NorZinc got the OK to build an all-season access road to site, 500 km west of Yellowknife. The 170 km road passes through the Nahanni National Park Reserve, which surrounds the property, so the company had to get Parks Canada to sign off, as well as the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board.

Continue reading at The Northern Miner.  

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