Ticker: CSE: BNKR
Project Stage: Exploration
The Bunker Hill Mining Corporation has the exclusive lease and option to purchase the Bunker Hill Mine – a large scale resource and patented land package located in Northern Idaho’s prolific Silver Valley.
For near a century from 1885, the Bunker Hill Mine and its associated electrolytic zinc processing plant and lead smelter was one of the most productive mining operations in the United States of America. With its primary purpose being the generation of a zinc concentrate from 1927 it produced 35 million tons of ore in concentrates, with an average grade of 8.76% Lead, 3.67% Zinc and 5.49 oz/t Silver. Significantly, this included a total of 165Moz of Silver.
Closed in 1981 due to the coincident effect of low base metal prices and the need to invest significant capital in the upgrade of its processing and smelting operations to meet new environmental regulations, it has remained on care and maintenance ever since. Following its closure, and as part of a regional environmental clean-up operation run by the US Government, its lead smelter and zinc processing plant have been fully dismantled, and its water discharge treated by a government-run Water Treatment Facility.
With the arrival of a new leadership team in 2020 with the intent to verify, explore and develop its untapped higher-grade silver potential using the most modern analytical, exploration, mining and processing techniques the mine is poised for a second profitable and environmentally sustainable life.
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