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ZINC-LEAD RESOURCES: Selwyn’s Don deposit numbers grow

YUKON – Selwyn Resources of Vancouver has updated the resource numbers for its Don deposit, and the inferred tonnage has grown 13.2% since the November 2011 estimate. The Don deposit is part of the Selwyn project in the Howard’s...



YUKON – Selwyn Resources of Vancouver has updated the resource numbers for its Don deposit, and the inferred tonnage has grown 13.2% since the November 2011 estimate. The Don deposit is part of the Selwyn project in the Howard’s Pass district. It is a joint venture of Selwyn Resources (57%) and Chihong Canada Mining (43%).

The new numbers for the Don deposit include 41.79 million tonnes grading 3.35% Zn and 1.87% Pb (2% zinc cut-off) indicated resource, or nearly 5 billion lb of zinc. There is also an inferred resource of 10.98 million tonnes grading 5.07% Zn and 1.57% Pb.

Selwyn discovered the Don deposit in 2005, and a mine based on it might be a 3,500-t/d operation. The total mineralization in the 10 deposits identified in the Selwyn project is 185.57 million tonnes grading 5.20% Zn and 1.79% Pb in the indicated category plus 237.86 million tonnes at 4.47% Zn and 1.38% Pb in the inferred category. The indicated resource contains perhaps 23.45 billion lb of zinc and 7.22 billion lb of lead.

A timeline leading to commercial production in the second half of 2015 is available at SelwynResources.com.