Hudbay Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer Andre Lauzon reports the Flin Flon Tailings drilling indicates higher grades than expected…..
“This facility holds in excess of 100 million tonnes of tailings that have been deposited over the span of 90 years. The results from recent drilling indicated higher zinc, copper and silver grades than reported from out historical mill records and we also confirmed an historical gold grade. Driven by these results we plan to complete metallurgical test work on the Flin Flon tails to assess metallurgical recoveries. Our Anderson tails facility in Snow Lake also contains significant amounts of gold deposited over many years. Given our enhanced gold processing in Snow Lake we intend to evaluate a similar opportunity to reprocess the Anderson tailings.”
Hudbay is also in the process of planning a winter drill program the test the down dip gold and copper extensions of the Lalor deposit in Snow Lake in 2023 which is the first time the company has completed step out drilling in the deeper zones at Lalor since 2009.