Chief Consolidated to Resume Mining at Eureka

15 December 2009 (Last Updated December 15th, 2009 18:30)

Chief Consolidated Mining plans to resume mining at a zinc, lead and silver deposit at Eureka in the US state of Utah after initial drilling of core samples is completed. Chief Consolidated chairman and CEO Gordon Blankstein said the company is drilling for copper, silver and gold at th

Chief Consolidated Mining plans to resume mining at a zinc, lead and silver deposit at Eureka in the US state of Utah after initial drilling of core samples is completed.

Chief Consolidated chairman and CEO Gordon Blankstein said the company is drilling for copper, silver and gold at the extension of the old Kennecott Bergin Mine and the Trixie Mine to ensure that the site contains deposits, according to deseretnews.com.

“The Bergin is extremely rich," Blankstein said.

The company's 16,000-acre plant covers part of Eureka as well as an area to the south and west of the town in the Tintic Mining District of Utah.

Mining work in the district will start after Chief Consolidate completes an update of the 2001 feasibility study.