JDS Silver purchased the Silvertip project from Silvercorp in late 2013. Construction of the mine started in December 2015 with full production expected in October 2016. The mine has underground operations and ore will be processed in the former Sa Dena Hes concentrator which has been relocated to the site. The mill has a capacity of 1000t/d producing separate zinc and lead concentrates. A preliminary economic assessment (PEA) report was published in November 2012.