Taseko Mines Limited has received a permit from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) authorizing the construction, operation and closure of a 24-well in-situ copper recovery operation (ISCR) for a project based in Florence.
The injection-and-recovery well system will be paired with a state-of-the-art solvent extraction and an electrowinning facility to produce copper cathode from solution collected from the wells.
"With the receipt of the permit from ADEQ, we expect that our last required permit will be forthcoming shortly and we can begin to move forward on the final stages of this safe, low cost and environmentally responsible method of copper metal production," Taseko Mines Limited President and CEO Russell Hallbauer said "Our test facility will prove that this project can operate at the highest levels of environmental compliance while meeting the economic needs for jobs and a healthy economy in Pinal County."
1110 W Washington St
Phoenix, AZ 85007