United States

East Tennessee Complex

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Overview

Mine TypeUnderground
Commodities
  • Zinc
Mining Method
  • Room-and-pillar
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ShapshotEast Tennessee consists of a processing plant and three underground zinc mines: Young, Coy and Immel. Ore from the three mines is processed into zinc concentrate at the Young mine site.

In July 2019, Nyrstar’s operating business became majority owned by Trafigura. Production numbers have not been publicly available since then.
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Owners

SourceSource
CompanyInterestOwnership
Trafigura Group Pte Ltd. 100 % Indirect

Deposit type

  • Mississippi Valley Type

Summary:

East Tennessee Mines are comprised of three operating mines: Coy, Immel and Young, located approximately 30 kilometres north-east of Knoxville, Tennessee. Zinc mineralisation occurs in Mississippi Valley Type (‘MVT’) deposits as open-space fillings of breccias and fractures within limestones and dolomites.

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Comminution

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Production

CommodityProductUnits2018201720162015
Zinc Metal in concentrate kt 76666264
Zinc Concentrate kt 123107101104

Operational metrics

Metrics2018201720162015
Tonnes milled 2,237 kt2,003 kt1,829 kt1,985 kt

Production Costs

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Operating Costs

Currency201820172016
Direct operating costs ($/t milled) USD 38  40  38  

Heavy Mobile Equipment

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Personnel

Mine Management

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