Selwyn completes winter mobilisation of mining equipment

first_imgSelwyn Resources has announced that Selwyn Chihong Mining and its contractors completed the successful mobilisation of mining equipment and supplies at its Selwyn zinc-lead project in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The mining equipment and supplies were purchased by Selwyn Chihong to undertake an advanced exploration program on the XY Central deposit. The proposed underground development work is expected to commence mid-summer 2011, upon completion of the underground portal and environmental support facilities.In total, 82 B-train truck loads were hauled into the XY camp along the all-season access road from the Nahanni Range Road to the Selwyn Project. The Nahanni Range Road is part of the Yukon highway system and connects to the Robert Campbell Highway. The ice bridges along the access road that had been used to cross creeks have now been removed, satisfying permitting and regulatory conditions. Selwyn Chihong’s winter road contractors – Mackay Range Development Corp, a Sahtu First Nations enterprise from Tulita, and Arctic Construction of Fort St John, British Columbia – are now demobilising. Roktek Service of Prince George, British Columbia, integral in the procurement of mining equipment and supplies, has finished the staging of equipment at XY camp.Selwyn’s primary focus is the exploration of the Selwyn project. The known deposits at Selwyn have the potential for large scale production, and to provide a secure supply of zinc and lead to meet the future needs of these markets in Asia. The recently-announced proposed acquisition of the assets of ScoZinc Ltd provides Selwyn with a second opportunity for growth and the potential for production revenues in 2012.last_img

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