In a January 15, 2018 press release, Trevali reported preliminary production numbers for their Caribou mine in northern New Brunswick. In Q4-2017, preliminary production numbers indicate a record quarter for metal production, mine output and mill throughput. Estimates indicate that 21.7 million pounds of payable zinc, 8.7 million pounds of payable lead, and 249,643 payable ounces of silver were produced in Q4 2017. Mine output and mill throughput reached record quarterly highs of 250,225 tonnes and 252,857 tonnes, respectively. In total, preliminary production from the Caribou operation in 2017 consisted of 937,459 tonnes mined and 945,436 tonnes milled at an average head grade of 5.9% Zn, 2.6% Pb, and 2.2 oz/t Ag. The 2017 payable production numbers are 79.9 million lbs of Zn, 30.9 million lbs of Pb, and 890,300 oz of Ag. In the coming year, Trevali plans to embark on an exploration program aimed at expanding their mineral resource and finding new deposits. This will include a 10,000 m drill program at the Caribou mine.