In their first quarter 2023 financial report Hudbay President Peter Kukielski reported good results in their drill program in Snow Lake…..
“Our Snow Lake exploration activities are prioritizing step out drilling for new discoveries to support future growth in annual production and mine life extension. Our 2023 winter exploration program intercepted many occurrences of disseminated copper sulphides over two kilometers down plunge indicating the proximity of copper gold feeder zones similar to the deeper lenses of Lalor. The Program included four drill rigs testing the down plunge gold and copper extensions of the Lalor deposit in the first step out drilling in the deeper zones at Lalor since the initial discovery in 2009. While assays are still pending we’ll continue to analyze these results and perform additional geophysics to refine the next phase of drilling in 2024. One additional drill rig in Snow Lake is testing the geophysical anomaly located within 400 meters of existing Lalor underground infrastructure.”
Regarding Flin Flon Tailings Hudbay is completing metallurgical test work and evaluating metallurgical technologies to assess the processing viability of the tailings.