Imperial Metals Corp. (Ruddock Creek Joint Venture) A Development Project proposing a zinc-lead mine which would include process facilities, mill, tailings area and access roads.
Estimated production rate of 700,000 tonnes/year over a 10-15 year mine life. The project is currently in the pre-application phase under the Environmental Assessment Act.
In 2013 the focus of work was on engineering, metallurgy, environmental baseline data collection and onsite geotechnical studies. This work is in support of further feasibility studies in late 2013 early 2014.
Subject to the results of these ongoing studies it is planned to commence permitting in 2014. The 2013 program and related studies were funded by the joint venture.