NEW BRUNSWICK – Initial production has begun from the shallowest parts of the Halfmile polymetallic (zinc-lead-silver-copper-gold) massive sulphide deposit in the Bathurst Mining Camp. Nameplate capacity of 2,000 t/d should be reached in Q1 of this year. The ore will be treated at Xstrata Zinc‘s Brunswick concentrator.
Mark Cruise, president and CEO of owner Trevali Mining Corp., said, “We are incredibly proud to make this transition from mineral explorer-developer to producer. Progress to date at Halfmile has been exemplary – our experienced senior management and mine development team has brought the project in under budget and to initial production within nine months. We have invested approximately $16 million, a fraction of the typical mine start-up cost, to bring the deposit on line.”
Trevali is currently mobilizing a second development crew at the Halfmile project to deepen the ramp to provide access to the lower levels of the deposit.
More information is available at www.TrevaliResources.com.