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ZINC-LEAD STUDY: Smaller, high grade mining possible at Selwyn

YUKON TERRITORIES – Selwyn Resources of Vancouver and its partner Chihong Canada Mining are taking another look at their Selwyn zinc-lead project near Howard’s Pass. The feasibility study written in 2010 focused on an underground...



YUKON TERRITORIES – Selwyn Resources of Vancouver and its partner Chihong Canada Mining are taking another look at their Selwyn zinc-lead project near Howard’s Pass. The feasibility study written in 2010 focused on an underground mine operating at a rate of 8,000 t/d.

The partners are evaluating smaller, high grade operation. The revised study is looking at a 3,500-t/d underground mine to exploit the higher grade sections in the XY Central and Don deposits. Selective mining methods would be used. Selwyn noted that the new plan “has a good probability of providing a satisfactory economic return.

Estimates revealed earlier this month put the indicated resource at 180.7 million tonnes grading 5.25% Zn and 1.83% Pb, plus an inferred resource of 226.9 million tonnes grading 4.44% Zn and 1.37% Pb. Additional information is available at SelwynResources.com.