Brunswick 12 mine

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Brunswick #12
Brunswick #12 mine is located in New Brunswick
Brunswick #12 mine
Brunswick #12 mine
Location in New Brunswick
Location Gloucester County
Province New Brunswick
Country Canada
Coordinates 47°28′48″N 65°52′30″W / 47.480°N 65.875°W / 47.480; -65.875Coordinates: 47°28′48″N 65°52′30″W / 47.480°N 65.875°W / 47.480; -65.875
Products Lead, Zinc, Copper
Opened 1964
Closed 2013
Company Xstrata
Year of acquisition 2005

The Brunswick #12 mine is an underground lead-zinc-copper mine in the Bathurst Mining Camp of northern New Brunswick, Canada. It was discovered in January, 1953[1] and entered production in April, 1964. The Brunswick #12 orebody is the largest deposit in the Bathurst area and was one of the largest underground zinc mines in the world[1] well into the late 1990s. The mine was officially closed at the end of April, 2013.[2]


The supergiant Brunswick #12 deposit is a volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) deposit rich in lead, zinc, and copper. Currently the copper-rich portion of the deposit has not been mined.


  1. ^ a b Luff, William M. (1995), "A history of mining in the Bathurst area, northern New Brunswick, Canada", CIM Bulletin, October 1995, Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 
  2. ^ "Brunswick Mine closes Bathurst-area operation". CBC News. Retrieved 2014-03-06. 

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