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By Shane Lasley
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NorZinc blazes trail to Prairie Creek

Winter road is first phase of year-round access to zinc mine North of 60 Mining News - April 24, 2023


Last updated 4/24/2023 at 2:45pm

Trucks parked on the frozen Liard River at the Prairie Creek Mine road crossing.

CNW Group/NorZinc Ltd.

The Prairie Creek Mine road crosses the Liard River at about kilometer 157. An ice bridge will be used during the winter, and a barge will ferry concentrates and supplies across the river during the summer.

NorZinc Ltd. April 20 announced the completion of a 170-kilometer (about 105 miles) pioneer winter road to the Prairie Creek Mine, which serves as the first phase of an all-season access road to the zinc mine in Canada's Northwest Territories.

Prairie Creek is the site of a historical zinc-silver mine that was developed in the 1970s and 1980s but was never ramped up to full production due to a...

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Reader Comments(1)

Eidolon writes:

State of Alaska and stakeholders should take a look at this and see if we can do something similar with access to the Ambler mining district.


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