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By A.J. Roan
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Alexco suspends mill to stockpile ore

Six months of underground development ahead of Jan. restart North of 60 Mining News – June 24, 2022

 

Last updated 7/5/2022 at 3:48pm

An aerial view of the Keno Hill Silver District mill in Yukon, Canada.

Alexco Resource Corp.

With the mill running at full capacity, the Keno Hill mine is forecast to produce more than 35.5 million oz of silver over eight years or nearly 4.5 million oz per year.

Alexco Resource Corp. has decided to pause operation of its 400-metric-ton-per-day mill in order to catch up with underground mine development at its Keno Hill silver project in the Yukon.

According to the most recent calculation, the Keno Hill Silver District hosts 1.44 million metric tons of probable reserves averaging 804 grams per metric ton (37.19 million ounces) silver, 3.84% (122 millio...



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