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      The Plomosas Zinc Project in Chihuahua state, Mexico became known to ASX-listed Consolidated Zinc in mid-2014 and became more interesting to the company when a buy-in deal materialised for the mine, which has historically operated at three times higher than the average grade of zinc mines around the world. Located around 350 km from Mexico’s border with...

    Patience has been the name of the game for ASX-listed Ironbark Zinc at its 100% owned Citronen base metals project in Greenland. The project contains one of the largest undeveloped zinc-lead deposits in the world, and since acquiring it in 2007, the firm has completed a feasibility study, most...

    OceanaGold started life almost 30 years ago on the South Island of New Zealand with the Macraes Goldfield, which remains the largest gold producing operation in the country. The company was publicly floated in 2004 and has opened three further mines across the world since then, with the most recent being...

    Osisko Metals (TSX.V:OM) is a leading junior explorer and developer that was established 16 months ago with a vision of creating value for shareholders in the base metal sector. Since then, the company has consolidated its position in Canada’s two premier historic zinc mining camps...

A mining boom is a prosperous and enjoyable time for a mining consultancy company, there are exploration programmes; feasibility studies, geological assessments, optimisation studies and drilling programmes as mine after mine raises funds to get online. Conversely, as we have seen over the past few years, in a depressed market all of the players in the mining supply chain suffer the consequences of a low commodity price environment.  

Exploration company Ironbark Zinc Limited (ASX:IBG) owns the largest zinc deposit held by an Australian listed company, with a resource exceeding 13 billion pounds of contained zinc and lead metal. The company is on the cusp of lodging its application for a mining licence and...