The Silvertip Mine is a silver-lead-zinc mine located in northern British Columbia, approximately 16 km south of the Yukon border and 90 km southwest of Watson Lake. The Site is located within the Silvertip Creek valley, in the Tootsee River Watershed. 


The Silvertip (formerly Midway) Project property has a long history of mineral exploration dating back to the 1957 discovery of the Silvertip Deposit. Since then, several companies have held mineral claims and undertaken extensive exploration activities on the property. The various exploration programs resulted in the construction of a 26 km access road, 2.7 km of underground workings, 86,000 m of drilling, two bulk sample programs, 20 years of environmental baseline data and significant site infrastructure.

JDS Silver Inc. Project Milestones:

  • Project identification, followed by economic and development analysis
  • Acquisition of Silvertip Mine and Sa Dena Hes concentrator in November 2013
  • Agreement and signing of the Socio Economic Participation Agreement with affected First Nations
  • Submission of the project description to the BC Ministry of Energy and Mines (‘MEM’), and Ministry of Environment (‘MoE’)
  • Submission of the Mines Act Permit Application and Water and the Air Discharge Permit Application
  • Repair and improvement of the Silvertip Mine road
  • Dismantling and transportation of the Sa Dena Hes concentrator to Watson Lake BC
  • Project execution and detailed engineering plans
  • Heavy-load bridge installation
  • Reopening and occupancy of existing camp
  • Mobilization of heavy equipment and construction crew
  • Commencement of development of site infrastructure and underground rehabilitation


  • Concentrator construction and mine development are underway
  • Production is set to begin in Q4 2016
  • Inferred resource targets for infill drilling to expand mine life
  • BC Mines Act Permit


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Resource estimate excerpted from ‘NI43-101 Technical Report Resource Update on the Silvertip Property, Northern British Columbia Canada for Silvercorp Metals Inc.’, Feb. 19, 2010 by R.D. Cullen P.Geo (available on SEDAR). 


–      107 km from Watson Lake

–      337 km from Whitehorse

–      26 km south of Alaska Highway on good quality access road