Gouverneur Chamber's Featured Member - October, 2021   
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408 Sylvia Lake Road, Gouverneur, NY 13642
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The Empire State Mine (“ESM”) is an underground zinc mine located in Fowler, New York, near the town of Gouverneur. ESM is comprised of a group of high-grade mines: ESM #4 mine which is in production and six historic mines.

 

ESM #4 mine restarted mining operations in January 2018 and began producing zinc concentrate in March 2018. The ESM #1, #2 and #3, Hyatt, Pierrepont and Edwards mines are all within a 30-mile radius of the 5,000 tons-per-day (tpd) mill.

Key Facts

 

  • Location: Town of Fowler, NY

  • Property: controls more than 80,000 acres of mineral rights of which approximately 2,700 acres have both fee simple surface and mineral rights

  • 1,754 acres near Gouverneur where the ESM #4 mine, mill and tailings disposal facility are located

  • 703 acres in the town of Edwards, including the Edwards mine

  • 242 acres covering the Pierrepont mine

  • Primary metal: zinc

  • Secondary metals: none

  • Type of mining: underground

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