Balmat (Closed) zinc mine
The mines operated until 2008 and are currently under care-and-maintenance. In November 2015, Star Mountain Resources had met all of the conditional requirements in the purchase agreements with Hudbay Minerals and Northern Zinc, thus acquiring Balmat zinc mine. For further information regarding the restart, please review the Empire State (Balmat Restart) zinc mine profile. Wood Mackenzie’s asset reports are built from the bottom up, incorporating a number of granular data metrics to ultimately produce our industry standard cash operating costs. This report contains a detailed asset note giving you a holistic view of the asset, including an operational overview through to a timeline of events from inception to now. This qualitative analysis is supplemented by the associated Excel download which enables interrogation of a whole series of cost and production metrics over the life of the asset.