The New Burgin project is located in the East Tintic mining district, Utah, approximately 60 miles southwest of Salt Lake City. Historically mining has been difficult, in part resulting from the lack of ability of previous operators to sufficiently de-water the mine. Rock conditions are said to be fairly poor and thus underhand cut and fill mining has been proposed. The New Burgin Project was a JV between Chief Consolidated Mining Company (75%) and Korea Zinc (25%). Chief Consolidated Mining Company was 83.5% owned by Andover Mining Corporation. Mineral extraction was carried out in the 1960s by Kennecott, but closed down in the 1970s due to high operating costs.