Photo Gallery

The mine is less than a 2-hour drive to the city of Adana, Turkey (Population of 2.2 million).

The Port of Mersin is less than 2.5 hours drive from the mine. The port connects the mine to the international zinc market of purchasers.

A new building under construction for the employees at Pinargozu. Approximately 125 miners, engineers, and drilling contractors are working at Pinargozu.

One of the exploration drill rigs used at Pinargozu for above and underground drilling. Since 2014 there have been over 70,000 meters of drilling at Pinargozu and over 644 drill holes.

In 2022, Pasinex plans to complete 10,000 metres of underground and surface diamond core drilling at Pinargozu.

A photo of the commencement of the 4th adit at Pinargozu.

In 2022, Pasinex plans to complete an additional 1,200 meters of Adit development.

Heads of Mining, Geology, and Safety & Health Departments in Front of the 541 Adit.

Development of the 541 Adit

High-grade sphalerite mineralization at the 541 Adit.

Production at the Pinargozu Mine for 2022 is forecast to be between 15,000 and 18,000 tonnes of zinc sulphide product at an average grade in excess of 50% zinc and 1,000 to 4,000 tonnes of zinc oxide product at an average grade of approximately 30% zinc as direct shipping material.

A photo of a development adit at Pinargozu which is big enough to drive a full-size truck through.

Watch the videos below to take a first-person ride on a truck around the mine underground. Pasinex has four adits and recently completed the 4th adit that allows access to the deeper high-grade sulphides at the 541 level.

Our exploration geologists and mining engineers took a photo as we ran to high-grade zinc sulphides while developing our 4th adit at the 541 level, which is now completed.

Our mining engineers took a photo in front of the zinc sulphide material. In Q1-Q3 2021 the average grade on zinc sulphide grade sold was 43%.

 

A mine geologist taking measurements of structures.

A close-up look at the zinc sulphide product. Pinargozu produced around 11,000 wet tonnes of zinc in 2021.

The average grade of zinc sulphide product sold at 43% in Q1-Q3 2021 resulted in a 40% gross margin.

Mining geologists taking a closer look at the exploration drill core at Pinargozu. In Q3 2021 the average grade sold of the zinc sulphide product increased to 47%.

Geology team and mine manager at the core yard.

A close look at the core from the 541 level. You can see the high-grade zinc sulphides right beside the white marble.

A close look at the high-grade sphalerite mineralization from the 541 adit.

Sphalerite with high-grade zinc and small inclusions of marble.

Pinargozu Mine 541 Adit Map View

Pinargozu Mine Long Cross Section NW-SE

Pinargozu Exploration Mine NW-SE Cross-Section View

Pinargozu Production Profile
Pinargozu Sales Profile
Horzum AS Revenue and Gross Margin
Exploration Drilling Pinargozu
Pinargozu Mine Development

In this video you’ll see:

  • The scenery around the Pinargozu Zinc Mine
  • Driving past the staff buildings at Pinargozu
  • Entering the mine through the 4th adit at the 541 level
  • A close look at the high-grade sphalerite mineralization from the 541 adit

In this video you’ll see:

  • The scenery around the Pinargozu zinc mine
  • Entering the mine through the 4th adit at the 541 level
  • A production ramp connecting the 4th adit to the rest of the mine
  • High-grade zinc sulphide at the 541 level

In this video you’ll see:

  • High-grade zinc sulphide at the 541 level
  • A mine geologist taking measurements of structures
  • Our mining engineers taking a photo in front of the zinc sulphide material
  • Underground drilling conducted at the 541 level
  • Core samples from the drill being collected and logged
  • Walking through the 541 adit
  • Underground mining dump truck
  • A scoop tram