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ZincX Resources Corp.
ZincX Resources Corp.
Registriert in: Kanada WKN: A2JLRM Rohstoffe:
Art: Originalaktie ISIN: CA98959V1067 Silber
Heimatbörse: TSX Venture Alternativ: CZXMF
Währung: CAD    
Symbol: ZNX.V Forum:

Corporate Update and Akie Camp

30.04.2024 | 3:05 Uhr | Accesswire

VANCOUVER, April 30, 2024 - ZincX Resources Corp. ("ZincX" or the "Company", TSX Venture Exchange:ZNX, FRA:A2JLRM) is pleased to provide a general update on recent Company activities.

The Company is pleased to announce that this upcoming summer Teck Resources Limited ("Teck") will be renting the Company's Akie exploration camp. The Akie exploration camp is a road accessible, modern industrial trailer camp with facilities to support up to 50 persons. The camp was last used in 2023 during the latter part of the summer to host Kwadacha Natural Resources Ltd. Partnership (KNRLP), the economic development and natural resources arm of the Kwadacha Nation.

It is anticipated that Company personnel will meet with Teck representatives in early spring to review the camp and finalize mobilization plans. Use of the Akie exploration camp by third parties greatly improves the overall camp condition and provides flexibility for other resource users in the area.

President and CEO Peeyush Varshney stated:

"We are happy to continue to provide support to commercial and resource extraction sectors working in the region. Hosting companies such as Teck, KNRLP and Dunkley Lumber in the Akie River area reinforces our long-held belief that the region and especially the local communities will greatly benefit from year-round access and associated future economic opportunities. Teck and Korea Zinc's Cirque deposit is located only about 20 kilometers northwest of ZincX's Akie project. The world-class SEDEX Zn-Pb-Ag endowment of both the Cardiac Creek (Akie) and the Cirque deposits carry significant potential for future mine development in the Kechika Trough region."

ZincX Resources Corp. (TSX V: ZNX, US: ZNCXF, FRA: M9R) is a Canadian exploration and development company creating value in the critical metals space - with a focus on zinc. Zinc is a versatile and essential material for the energy transition to a lower-carbon economy. It is already one of the most used metals in the world behind iron, aluminum and copper but also has applications in energy storage. It also plays a vital role in enabling other clean energy technologies like solar and wind.

ZincX Resources is well-positioned to take advantage of the worldwide looming shortfall in zinc production with the development of its Cardiac Creek (Akie property) deposit - which can help Canada meet its need for the critical mineral zinc and the global push towards decarbonization to combat climate change.

The Akie Zn-Pb-Ag Project

The 100% owned Akie property is situated within the Kechika Trough, the southernmost area of the regionally extensive Paleozoic Selwyn Basin and one of the most prolific sedimentary basins in the world for the occurrence of SEDEX zinc-lead-silver and stratiform barite deposits.

Drilling on the Akie property by ZincX Resources since 2005 has identified a significant body of baritic-zinc-lead SEDEX mineralization known as the Cardiac Creek deposit. The deposit is hosted by siliceous, carbonaceous, fine-grained clastic rocks of the Middle to Late Devonian Gunsteel Formation.

The Company updated the estimate of mineral resources at Cardiac Creek in 20181, as follows:

5% Zinc Cut-Off Grade

Contained Metal:



Zn (%)

Pb (%)

Ag (g/t)

Zn (B lbs)

Pb (B lbs)

Ag (M oz)

















The Company announced robust positive results from the 2018 Preliminary Economic Assessment (PEA)1. The PEA envisages a conventional underground mine and concentrator operation with an average production rate of 4,000 tonnes per day. The mine will have an 18-year life with potential to extend the life-of-mine (LOM) through resource expansion at depth. Key parameters for the PEA are as follows:


Base Case1

Tonnes Mined

25.8 Mt

Mined Head Grades

7.6% Zn; 1.5% Pb; 13.08 g/t Ag

Tonnes Milled

19.7 Mt

Milled Head Grades (after DMS2 upgrade)

10.0% Zn; 1.9% Pb; 17.17 g/t Ag

Total Payable Metal (LOM)


Initial CAPEX

$302.3M including $45.7M contingency


$617.9M including $58.5M contingency

All-in Total OPEX

$102.4 per tonne milled

Pre-Tax NPV7%


Pre-Tax IRR


Pre-Tax Payback

2.6 years

After-Tax NPV7%


After-Tax IRR


After-Tax Payback

3.2 years

1. For details and QP statements, see technical report entitled "NI 43-101 Technical Report Akie Project British Columbia, Canada" prepared by JDS Energy & Mining Inc. and filed on https://www.sedarplus.ca/ on August 2, 2028, and News Release dated August 2, 2018.

The base case used metal prices are calculated from the 3-year trailing average coupled with two year forward projection of the average price; and are: US$1.21/lb for zinc, US$1.00/lb for lead and US$16.95 for silver. A CDN$/US$ exchange rate of 0.77 was used. The NPV discount rate is 7%. 2. DMS = dense media separation. 3. All dollar amounts expressed in Canadian dollars.

The PEA is considered preliminary in nature and includes mineral resources, including inferred mineral resources that are considered too speculative geologically to have the economic considerations applied to them that would enable them to be categorized as mineral reserves. Mineral resources that are not mineral reserves have not yet demonstrated economic viability. Due to the uncertainty that may be attached to mineral resources, it cannot be assumed that all or any part of a mineral resource will be upgraded to mineral reserves. Therefore, there is no certainty that the results concluded in the PEA will be realized.

Kechika Regional Project

In addition to the Akie Project, the Company owns 100% of eight of eleven large, contiguous property blocks that comprise the Kechika Regional Project including the advanced Mt. Alcock prospect. The remaining three contiguous blocks (Pie, Yuen and Cirque East) are owned 49% by ZNX and 51% by Cirque Operating Corporation which is a 50/50 joint venture between Teck and Korea Zinc Co., Ltd. Six additional blocks which constitute the Kechika North project have been optioned to an arm's length third party. All of these properties collectively extend northwest from the Akie property for approximately 140 kilometres covering the highly prospective Gunsteel Formation shale; the main host rock for known SEDEX zinc-lead-silver deposits in the Kechika Trough of northeastern British Columbia. The Kechika Trough represents tremendous potential for additional discoveries. These properties are located approximately 260 kilometres north-northwest of the town of Mackenzie, British Columbia, Canada.

Zinc (Zn)

Zinc is one of many critical metals facilitating the transition to a low-carbon and greener future and is used in renewable energy storage systems and through the protection of steel to improve its durability and service life in solar and wind turbine applications. The primary uses of zinc are the galvanization of steel protecting against corrosion due to weather conditions, the production of brass and bronze, and in die-casting to produce a wide range of metal products. In agriculture, zinc can also increase crop yields and crop quality and is an essential nutrient in human development and disease prevention.

Ken MacDonald P.Geo., Vice President of Exploration for the Company, is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the technical information contained in this release. Mike Makarenko P.Eng, JDS Energy and Mining, is the designated Qualified Person as defined by National Instrument 43-101 and is responsible for the PEA technical information contained in this release.

The TSX Venture Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.


ZincX Resources Corp.



Investor Relations
Phone (604) 684-2181

SOURCE: ZincX Resources Corp.

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