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Fowler mine plans to spend $2 million this year exploring for more zinc

pCANTON — A plan by Titan Mining Corp. to explore for more deposit sites near its Fowler zinc mine may eventually allow the company to rehire some of the 108 workers who were laid off last month, a company official told St. Lawrence County legislators Monday night./ppScott Burkett, Titan’s vice president of exploration, said the company will invest $2 million this year exploring for deposits at its Empire State Mine site and in neighboring towns./pp“We’ve identified over 20 targets in the county that look very prospective,” Mr. Burkett said during a presentation to the county Legislature’s Operations Committee. “In the past, the guys running the exploration programs were always looking for targets of mineral deposits near the surface. Most of those have already been found and are mined on, but there’s still a potential at depth. So we’re going back in with new geologic concepts and we really want to test some of these targets deeper.”/ppKevin Torpy, vice president of operations for Titan Mining, parent company of Empire State Mines, said the future size of the workforce will partly depend on what’s discovered and how it’s developed./ppResponding to a question from legislator James E. Reagen, R-Ogdensburg, he said about 67 …read more

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