About HudBay Minerals Inc.
The success of any organization rests upon the capabilities and attitude of its people. Whether it's a third generation miner or a new employee, our workforce has a few things in common: a collaborative attitude, a solutions-focused approach in handling challenges, and an interest in personal growth and development.
These are exciting times at HudBay. With new mines under development in northern Manitoba and Peru, and a strong operational foundation from our flagship mine in Flin Flon, Manitoba, HudBay has long-life expectancy from its current operations. We also continue to explore new ground to discover our next opportunity.
If you share in the cultural values and attitudes of our people, and are interested in joining an organization with a stable long term horizon, we would like to hear from you. Please email your resume to the appropriate region of interest below.
Our Canadian Operations:
- HudBay's flagship mine
- First production in 2004
- 1.540 million tonnes of ore produced in 2009
- Immediately adjacent to HudBay's metallurgical complex
- Lalor is a zinc, copper and gold project located near the town of Snow Lake in the province of Manitoba and is on track to be HudBay's next big mine in northern Manitoba. Lalor is a volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit, similar to other massive sulphide bodies in the Chisel Basin sequence and lies along the same stratigraphic horizon as the Chisel Lake and Chisel North deposits. The project is approximately three kilometers to the northwest of HudBay's Chisel North mine.
- Construction of an underground 3,200 meter production ramp from the Chisel North mine to the Lalor deposit began in December 2009. The ramp is expected to provide early production of zinc rich ore and access to the gold zones for additional underground exploration. A ventilation raise bore driven from surface provides fresh air for the ramp development.
- The ramp is intended to extend to the base of the ventilation shaft, which is currently under development. It is expected to be completed in time to allow for production up the ventilation shaft in the second quarter of 2012.
- In the third quarter of 2010, HudBay's board of directors made a full commitment to the development of the Lalor project by authorizing the expenditures necessary to put the project into full production by 2015.
- In addition to making a construction decision at Lalor, the company also began trade-off studies to determine whether to refurbish the existing Snow Lake concentrator or whether to construct a new concentrator at the mine site makes more economic sense. HudBay completed those studies in July 2011, which supported an enhanced production rate of 4,500 tonnes per day made possible by the construction of a new concentrator and paste backfill plant.
- These improvements are expected to increase the company's overall capital expenditure investment by $144 million for a total of $704 million, which includes approximately $120 million spent to date.
Reed Copper Project
- Reed Lake is a high-grade near surface copper deposit that could be accessed via ramp with ore trucked to the Flin Flon concentrator. Permitting and pre-feasibility efforts will be conducted throughout 2011 with the expectation of a construction decision by year-end. HudBay owns a 70% interest in the Reed copper project and VMS Ventures Inc. (VMS Ventures) has a 70% interest in the project.
- An NI 43-101 compliant resource was announced in the first quarter of 2011, which will allow HudBay to complete a prefeasibility study. Exploration at and around the Reed property will continue with efforts in the immediate future concentrated on near deposit geophysical anomalies as well as on completing required exploration on the adjacent option properties, which HudBay is earning into from its joint venture partner VMS Ventures Inc.
Chisel North Mine
- 213,600 tonnes produced in 2010
Snow Lake Concentrator
- Produces zinc concentrate from Chisel North mine
- 202,200 tonnes produced in 2010
Zochem Zinc Oxide
- 29,000 tonnes of HudBay zinc consumed in 2007
- 32,000 tonnes of HudBay zinc consumed in 2006
- 35,600 tonnes of zinc oxide produced in 2007
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