Our Zinc Business
We are one of the world’s largest producers of zinc, capable of producing approximately 645,000 tonnes of zinc in concentrates, and 278,000 thousand tonnes of refined zinc, per year.
We are well positioned in the zinc market with a large, low-cost business, and we have a number of zinc properties that could potentially be progressed depending on market opportunity.
Our Red Dog mine in Alaska, USA, is one of the world's largest zinc mines. The Antamina mine in northern Peru is another of the world's large producers of zinc concentrate, with annual production dependent upon the variable mix of copper and zinc ores available as mining progresses.
Our metallurgical facility at Trail in British Columbia, Canada is one of the world's largest and highest margin fully-integrated zinc and lead smelting and refining operations, benefiting from low-cost power provided by the neighbouring Waneta hydroelectric dam facility.
Our zinc portfolio also includes the Pend Oreille mine in Washington State, USA.