Alexco Resource issued amended QML for Keno Hill Silver District
Alexco Resource is pleased to announce that it has been issued an amended Quartz Mining License for the Keno Hill Silver District from the Yukon Government. The amended QML is effective for 17 years and applies to the Bermingham, Flame & Moth, Bellekeno, Lucky Queen silver deposits, and the Onek zinc-silver deposit. Amendment of the company's QML was necessary to incorporate the Bermingham deposit into the Keno District Operations mine plan. The amended QML authorizes underground operations for development and production from Alexco's Bermingham, Flame & Moth, Bellekeno, Lucky Queen and Onek deposits as well as construction and management of mine waste rock and dry stack tailings facilities. The QML also extends the authorization to operate and maintain the 400 tonne per day Keno District Mill and associated ancillary facilities, construct and maintain the district wide surface haulage roads as well as operation of the company's 200-person camp located adjacent to the historical Elsa township. In addition, Alexco is pleased to announce that Wayne Zigarlick has joined the company as Vice President, Operations - General Manager, Keno Hill. Zigarlick has over 30 years' experience in the North American mining industry and formerly held senior management roles at Echo Bay Mines, Kinross Gold and Coeur Mining.