We are proud to have called Manitoba home for almost a century and are committed to being a strong partner in the region.
Since our first discovery in 1915, which gave Flin Flon its name, Hudbay has developed and operated 29 mines in the Flin Flon – Snow Lake Greenstone Belt and will continue to evaluate future exploration programs in the area while continuing with operations in Snow Lake.
Our primary operation in Manitoba will shift to our Lalor mine in Snow Lake, where we recently completed the refurbishment of the New Britannia mill. The is expected to increase our annual gold production from Snow Lake to over 180,000 ounces of gold on average over the next six years.
1927: After feasibility testing and building a pilot mill in Flin Flon, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting is incorporated.
1930: Production begins at Flin Flon. At the time, Flin Flon was one of the largest industrial development projects in the Western Hemisphere, second only to the Panama Canal in scale.
1955: Hudbay begins exploring in the Chisel Basin in the Snow Lake region. We would go on to discover and produce from five mines in the basin.
1958: Mining begins at Snow Lake, 215 kilometres east of Flin Flon.
1964: Production begins at Stall Lake mine in Snow Lake.
1968: Production begins at Osborne Lake mine in Snow Lake.
1970: Production begins at Anderson Lake mine in Snow Lake.
1974: Hudbay discovers the Trout Lake deposit in Flin Flon.
1979: Hudbay opens concentrator in Snow Lake.
1982: Production begins at the Trout Lake mine in Flin Flon.
1987: Hudbay discovers the Chisel North deposit in Snow Lake.
1992: Hudbay closes the Flin Flon mine. Later in the year the 777 orebody is discovered through underground exploration.
1993: Hudbay opens new zinc plant at Flin Flon.
1999: Hudbay begins to develop its flagship 777 mine in Flin Flon.
2001: Production begins at the Chisel North mine.
2004: First production achieved at the 777 mine.
2007: Hudbay discovers the Lalor deposit, located in Snow Lake.
2010: Construction begins at the Lalor mine.
2012: Development begins at the Reed mine, located between Flin Flon and Snow Lake.
2014: Commercial production achieved at the Lalor and Reed mines.
2015: Hudbay acquires the past-producing New Britannia mine and mill in Snow Lake.
2019: Hudbay announces the initial mine plan for processing Lalor gold ore as part of its Snow Lake gold strategy.
2020: Hudbay announces an extended 17-year mine plan for Snow Lake.
2021: Hudbay starts gold production at the New Britannia mill in Snow Lake.
2021: Hudbay identifies future opportunity to potentially reprocess tailings in Flin Flon.