Wulagen Lead-Zinc Mine
Heiziwei Township, Wuqia County, Kizilsu Kirghiz Autonomous Prefecture, Xinjiang
Basinal brines-sourced epithermal Pb-Zn Deposit
Reserves & resources
Contained zinc of 553t with grade of 1.73 %, and lead of 1Mt with grade of 0.33 %
mining & processing methods
Open-pit mining + gravity separation
110,100 tonnes of mined zinc and 16,400 tonnes of mined lead
The Wulagen Lead and Zinc Mine in Xinjiang was recognized for its verification of mineral resources and was awarded the Outstanding Achievement of China’s Ten-year Exploration Program by the Ministry of Natural Resources of the People’s Republic of China. The mine’s current capacity is 10,000 tonnes per day. Phase Three technical upgrading is underway. Annual production of zinc and lead will be 129,500 tonnes and 21,800 tonnes respectively, after the mine reaches its designed capacity.
Xinjiang Zijin Zinc Co., Ltd, which owns the Wulagen Lead and Zinc Mine in Xinjiang, is a national high-tech company, and is listed as an Advanced Entity in Poverty Alleviation in 2020. In 2021, it was listed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People’s Republic of China as a national-level “Small Giant” business, defined by possessing a strong technological edge, innovation capability and sound economic returns.