In their first quarter financial report Hudbay President Peter Kukielski noted the Manitoba team continues to advance a number of key initiatives to support higher production levels and metal recoveries at their Snow Lake operations…..
“The first phase of the Stall Mill recovery project consisting of new cyclone packs, state of the art Jameson Cells on the copper and zinc circuits and process control circuits is on track for commencing in May with ramp up to higher metal recoveries by mid 2023. The Stall Mill processed 19 percent more ore in the first quarter compared to the last quarter. The New Britannia Mill continued to achieve consistent production above the nameplate capacity averaging approximately 1590 tonnes per day. We continue to advance New Britannia improvement with a focus on reagent and grinding media consumption. These initiatives involve minimum outlay while further improving overall metal recoveries and copper concentrate grades.”
During the first quarter of this year the Manitoba operations produced just over 36 thousand ounces of gold, almost 10 thousand tonnes of zinc, just over two thousand tonnes of copper and over 150 thousand ounces of silver.