Trevali Provides Halfmile Mine Development Update

- October 13th, 2011

Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF) provided an update on its previously announced mine development program at the Halfmile polymetallic (zinc-lead-silver-copper-gold) deposit near Bathurst, New Brunswick.

Trevali Mining Corporation (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF) provided an update on its previously announced mine development program at the Halfmile polymetallic (zinc-lead-silver-copper-gold) deposit near Bathurst, New Brunswick.

As quoted in the press release:

Halfmile project construction and underground development is currently on-track for commencement of production by year-end and proceeding to plan with only 120 metres of ramp development remaining prior to intersecting the Upper Zone of the Halfmile massive sulphide deposit.


Construction and site development continues to advance the Halfmile deposit to production. Key highlights include:

  • During the current construction phase approximately 75 people are directly employed on-site from the local communities of Bathurst and Miramichi. Upon commencement of production there will be an initial anticipated fulltime work force of approximately 80 people.
  • Successful appointment of the Mi’gmag Benefits Manager – a key role as Trevali moves to fulfill its cooperation and Impact Benefits Agreement with the Mi’gmag First Nations of New Brunswick.
  • 5-by-5-metre mine adit development (capable of accommodating 50-tonne haul trucks) progressing well with approximately 180 metres of pre-production ramp development completed to date (approximately 60% of the 300-metre total pre-production development plan) – see Figures 1 and 2, available at the following link:
  • Ongoing testing of waste development rock continues to indicate that material is environmentally benign, non-acid (ARD) generating.
  • Water treatment plant contract awarded to Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada of Montreal (a world leader in water treatment solutions) with construction underway (water holding ponds completed and treatment plant under-construction). Water will be treated to CCME (Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment) standards that are substantially higher than levels required under current Canadian mining legislation.
  • Halfmile site infrastructure complete – dry shops and office, power and water systems, and lined mill-feed storage pad.
  • Main mechanical shop under construction.
  • Ongoing positive metallurgical test work by SGS of Lakefield, Ontario confirms compatibility of Halfmile polymetallic mineralization and the Brunswick 12 mill process flow-sheet to produce high-quality zinc, lead-silver, copper-gold and bulk concentrates.

Click here to read the Trevali Mining (TSX:TV,OTCQX:TREVF) press release. 

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