This is the view today of Elm Street, Snow Lake’s historic downtown main street. The town with a population of 723 last year, Statistics Canada says, has seen the typical booms and busts of mining towns everywhere and is on the upswing again with work speeding along on Lalor, owned by HudBay Minerals and located three kilometres from the Chisel North mine. Lalor is believed to hold the second-largest metal deposit in the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt and is the largest pre-development deposit discovered in the Flin Flon-Snow Lake region. Once in full production in a few years, Lalor is expected to nearly double HudBay’s gold output and increase zinc production by 55 per cent.
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