Zinc Mining in Canada with Ritch Wigham

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Published Aug 18, 2022, 12:00 AM

In this episode, we chat to Ritch Wigham, CEO and Director of Slave Lake Zinc. A mineral exploration company focused on the development of critical and precious minerals at its O'Connor Lake property located in the South Slave regions, in the Northwest Territories of Canada.

Ritch has a finance background. He is leading this junior miner into the future. Today, he talks to us about the history and what the company is looking to do to move their project forward with this critical mineral.

 

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • O´Connor Lake had a shaft built in 1952. The operation was shuttered when the price of zinc dropped.
  • Decades ago, 25 showings of zinc and lead were found, but the project was shelved and forgotten.
  • Recent airborne geophysics confirmed historic analysis and shows the area has rich deposits.
  • Slave Lake Zinc has a collaboration agreement in place with the indigenous people of the area.
  • The indigenous community appreciate that their young people need good jobs to stay in the area, which mining is providing.
  • The site has year-round access and transport.
  • Hydro power will soon be available, just a couple of kilometres away.
  • Zinc is on a lot of country´s critical metals lists.

 

BEST MOMENTS

‘We did that first to make sure that the indigenous groups understood the benefits for them of what we were doing. ´

‘We will be within just a couple of kilometres of being able to hook into hydro power.’

‘It´s very very important, for Canada, to develop its own sources of these metals.’

 

EPISODE RESOURCES

Website: https://www.zinccorp.ca/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/slave-lake-zinc/

Email: rwigham@zinccorp.ca

Phone: 001 604 396 5762

 

VALUABLE RESOURCES

Email: rob@mining-international.org

Website: https://www.mining-international.org/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rob-tyson/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MiningRobTyson

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theminingpodcast/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/DigDeepTheMiningPodcast/videos

 

ABOUT THE HOST

Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content around the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community insight into people's experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

Rob is the Founder and Director of Mining International Ltd, a leading global recruitment and headhunting consultancy based in the UK specializing in all areas of mining across the globe from the first world to third world countries from Africa, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. We source, headhunt, and discover new and top talent through a targeted approach and search methodology and have a proven track record in sourcing and positioning exceptional candidates into our client's organizations in any mining discipline or level.

Mining International provides a transparent, informative, and trusted consultancy service to our candidates and clients to help them develop their careers and business goals and objectives in this ever-changing marketplace.

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Rob Tyson is an established recruiter in the mining and quarrying sector and decided to produce the “Dig Deep” The Mining Podcast to provide valuable and informative content about the mining industry. He has a passion and desire to promote the industry and the podcast aims to offer the mining community an insight into people’s experiences and careers covering any mining discipline, giving the listeners helpful advice and guidance on industry topics.

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