Sam Ash // Bunker Hill Mining Corp

Bunker Hill Mine—A New Beginning

The Bunker Hill Mine is one of the most storied base metal and silver mines in American history. Initial discovery and development of the property began in 1885. From that time, and until the mine closed for the final time in 1991, total production is estimated to have been 42,767,994 tons of ore at a grade of 8.43 percent lead, 3.52 ounces of gold per ton, and 4.52 percent zine. In its history, the area encompassing the Bunker Hill mine has accounted for approximately 42 percent of the total lead, 41 percent of the zinc, and 15 percent of the silver production in the district. Only the Sunshine and Galena mines have produced more silver in the Coeur d’Alene district. With a new management team and a fresh approach, the Bunker Hill Mining Corp is seeking to build a modern, environmentally responsible, sustainable, silver-focused mining company by redeveloping the Bunker Hill mine.

About the Presenter

A former executive general manager of Barrick Gold’s Lumwana Copper Mine in Zambia, Sam Ash is an experienced American Mining Engineer and modernizing leader with a proven track record of building and leading teams capable of optimizing and enhancing the operating efficiency, profitability, and sustainability of mining operations in complex and challenging environments.


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