INTEGRATED zinc and lead company Zinifex was recently awarded the prestigious ‘Diggers’ award at the 15th Diggers and Dealers Forum in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia.
Accepting the award on behalf of Zinifex, Brett Fletcher, the company’s Chief Operating Officer, said the award recognised the hard work and dedication of Zinifex personnel and the outstanding performance of the company over the past couple of years.
“When you consider that Zinifex was only formed back in April 2004 out of the ashes of Pasminco, it makes the performance all the more amazing,” he said.
Fletcher said that it had been a big year for the company with the de-merging of its smelting and refining businesses now almost complete as well as the addition of significant Canadian resources to the company’s portfolio with the recent acquisition of Wolfden Resources.
“We intend to maintain this momentum over the next twelve months with a more than doubling of next year’s exploration and development budget to nearly $100 million.”