While the scope 1 analysis is underway, Osisko will also launch several trade-off studies to identify potential alternative energy sources to hydro. These include natural gas fired generation, wind power and geothermal energy.
Osisko drill programs have outlined an indicated resource of 12.9 million tonnes grading 4.6% zinc and 1.7% lead. The inferred portion is 37.9 million tonnes at 4.9% zinc and 1.9% lead. Osisko’s drilling this year in the East Mill zone extended mineralization between separate open pits and increased tonnage by 13%.
(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)