History

For 90+ years, Hudbay has focused on the discovery, production and marketing of base and precious metals.

To learn more about Hudbay's 90+ year history, please explore the decades below.

2010's

2018

Hudbay acquires Ann Mason project in northern Nevada.

2018

The Rosemont project receives the final permits required to advance.

2015

Commercial production begins at the Constancia mine.

2014

Hudbay acquires Augusta Resource Corporation and its Rosemont Project in Arizona.

2014

Initial production begins at the Constancia mine.

2014

Commercial production begins at the Lalor mine.

2014

The Reed mine achieves commercial production.

2011

An official Human Rights Policy is introduced, including formalized commitments to the Voluntary Principals on Security and Human Rights.

2011

Hudbay acquires Norsemont Mining Inc. and its wholly owned Constancia copper porphyry project located in southern Peru.

2011

Hudbay begins trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol HBM, the same ticker symbol the Company’s original shares were listed under in 1938.

2010

The CDP Water program is used to measure, monitor and disclose Hudbay’s water impacts.

2000's

2009

The Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines are incorporated into Hudbay’s Corporate Social Responsibility Report for the first time.

2008

Hudbay signs on to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP).

2008

Hudbay acquires Skye Resources Inc. and its Fenix project in Guatemala.

2007

The Lalor deposit, located in the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt, is discovered.

2004

The 777 project is completed, including the zinc cellhouse and upgrade of the concentrator, the Chisel North mine and infrastructure.

2004

ONTZINC Corporation acquires HBMS from Anglo American International, S.A. and on December 21, 2004, ONTZINC Corporation changes its name to HudBay Minerals Inc. The Company’s listing then moves from the TSX Venture Exchange to the Toronto Stock Exchange.

2004

Hudbay is certified according to the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS 18001) standard.

2004

An official Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) policy is established.

2003

Hudbay adopts the ISO 14001 environmental management system.

2001

Chisel North begins production.

1990's

1999

Hudbay begins to develop its flagship 777 mine in Flin Flon.

1993

The new zinc plant opens.

1992

The 777 orebody is discovered by underground exploration.

1992

The Flin Flon mine closes.

1980's

1987

The Chisel North mine is discovered.

1982

Production begins at Trout Lake, located six kilometres northeast of Flin Flon.

1970's

1979

The Snow Lake concentrator opens.

1974

The Trout Lake deposit is discovered.

1970

Anderson Lake mine production begins.

1960's

1968

Osborne Lake mine production begins.

1964

Stall Lake mine production begins.

1961

Anglo American becomes a major investor in HBMS.

1950's

1958

Mining begins at Snow Lake, 215 kilometres east of Flin Flon. Since 1928, Hudbay has developed and operated 28 mines in the Flin Flon Greenstone Belt.

1955

Exploration begins in the Chisel Basin. Since 1955, the Basin has hosted five producing mines: Chisel Lake, Chisel Open Pit, Chisel North, Photo and Ghost-Lost.

1940's

1947

Hudbay entered two 4-man teams into the provincial first-aid competition. Nearly 60 years later, Hudbay Flin Flon took the top honours at the Manitoba Mine Rescue Competition. To this day that competition remains a key event for the company.

1942

Hudbay created a subsidiary company called Emergency Metals Ltd. The company’s purpose was to fill wartime needs of supplying large quantities of metal during WWII. Since there was no existing capacity in the Flin Flon plant or smelter, the company built a mill and concentrator onsite and shipped the extra production to the United States. At the end of WWII, Hudbay built 50 new homes under the National Housing Act for the influx of veterans that returned from the war effort.

1942

During the Second World War, as men went overseas to serve, women entered the labour force to fill the gaps. HBM&S saw women begin to join its workforce in large numbers in 1942, and by 1945, two of every five of the company’s employees were women.

1942

Approximately 10 years after Hudbay listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), it climbed into second among Canada’s zinc producers, third in copper and silver, and seventh in gold.

1930's

1939

While 1,380 citizens of Flin Flon join the wartime effort, the women of Flin Flon are called upon to replace the men in the workforce.

1938

HBMS lists on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol HBM.

1930

In June 1930, production begins at Flin Flon. At the time, Flin Flon was one of the largest industrial development projects in the Western Hemisphere. It has been said that it was second only to the Panama Canal in terms of scale.

1920's

1927

After feasibility testing that includes the building of a pilot mill in Flin Flon, Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting (HBMS) is incorporated by an investment group made up of the Whitney family, Newmont Mining Corp. of New York and Mining Corp. of Canada Ltd.

1925

After unsuccessful efforts to develop the complex mine, Creighton and his partners sell their stake in the Flin Flon mine. In 1925, a group backed by the Whitney family of New York option the property.

1910's

1915

According to local legend, prospector Tom Creighton registers a claim on land near the 55th parallel in northern Manitoba after being intrigued by “brass yellow glints” in an outcrop. He calls his strike Flin Flon after an adventurous character in an early science fiction novel, Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin.