Pine Point zinc again yet still…

The great Pine Point Zn-Pb mine area is being explored again:

Darnley Bay to buy Tamerlane’s Pine Point mine property

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The Old Pit

Cominco knew about lots of additional zones when they shut her down. Later, Westmin then Tamerlane under Peggy Witte added to the resources and tried to crank things up again. Though “Mining Man of the Year” Peggy had changed her names back to Margaret Kent by that time, 2007.

Anyways, there is lots and lots of zinc still around this neighbourhood (42 known zinc-lead deposits over 68 kilometres), some at decent grades. But as I recall the local indigenous folk weren’t super keen on more mining (back 10 or 20 years ago). Give them a better deal, maybe.  And the dolomite host rocks have lots and lots and lots of water in them that wants to flow into any holes in the ground. That pit in the photo filled up after the pumps stopped quicker than you can say “Jack Robinson”.

I think I know a good place to put future tailings…

And remember, zinc prices will go way up next year.   But never this year…