2 Based on a Mine Plan Reopening Report dated March 2009 and prepared by CSI Mining and Engineering, for Blue Note Metals Inc. Historic resource estimate is based on 236 diamond drill holes and past open pit production, using a 7% lead+zinc cut-off grade.
Zinc prices are poised for a rise due to a looming supply deficit. Zinc miners offer a leveraged vehicle to play the upswing in the underlying metal, but pure zinc plays are difficult to find. Trevali Mining has just started production at one zinc mine, and has scheduled production from another mine
The smelter is a traditional sinter blast furnace and refinery built to process the concentrate from the Brunswick Mine. Since the mine has now closed, the smelter is transitioning to a custom smelter. It processes lead/silver concentrate, by-product from the zinc smelter and a wide variety of recycled materials, including batteries and lead