Project Development Program

In February 2023 the Company announced the initial results of the Pre-Feasibility Study (PFS) which show that the Vizcachitas Project is a large copper deposit which can be exploited using conventional large scale open pit and concentrator technology with robust economics.

Following the Company’s environmental guidelines and to ensure long term robust economics the PFS project design was tailored to ensure that the Project would:

  • Minimize water consumption
  • Minimize the project’s footprint
  • Minimize energy usage
  • Minimize dust emissions
  • Minimize impact on local communities
  • Facilitate daily commute of workforce to the project site
  • Ensure that the project is economically robust

The following technologies have been shown to have met the targets set

  • High-Pressure Grinding Rolls (HPGR)
    • Reduce energy consumption by 25% vs SAG mills
    • Reduce dust emissions

For further information on HPGR

  • Dry-stacked tailings
    • Reduce water consumption by approximately 50% from thickened tailings
    • Confines the Project’s footprint to a single valley
    • Eliminate the need for a tailings dam

For further information on Dry Stacked Filtered Tailings

Diagram showing the PFS mineral processing stages

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