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Titan Mining cuts ribbon in upstate New York
In an announcement about the reopening of the zinc mine in upstate New York, owner Titan Mining detailed its progress, with 3,124 tonnes of zinc concentrate produced in May.
Despite operating since March of this year, the Empire State mine in New York was officially reopened on Tuesday (June 12) after a 10-year hiatus.
Since beginning at 443 tonnes of ore milled per day in May, the mine is now at 776 tonnes per day grading 8.1 percent zinc.
The mine, located near Fowler in upstate New York, has a measured and indicated mineral resource of 2,169,600 tonnes grading 13.27 percent zinc.
Keith Boyle, Chief Operating Officer, stated: “Our grade control strategy is working well with demonstrated positive grade reconciliation to date against the model. Overall, the positive momentum at the mine should make for a strong second half of 2018 as more stopes are developed.”
Since the start of refurbishment and rehabilitation in November 2017, the workforce on site, including contractors, has increased from 24 to more than 200 people, of which approximately 74% live locally. All of the surface and underground infrastructure that is necessary for production has been successfully put back into service.