Vancouver-based Kutcho Copper is working on a feasibility study for its copper-zinc mine in British Columbia, Canada.
The company has selected mining consultant CSA Global to head the study, along with Allnorth to determine the plant design and Piteau Associates for tailings management. Vince Sorace, Kutcho’s president and chief executive officer, said that rising copper prices along with a strong outlook for the coming years has led the team to set a Q2 2021 deadline for the study.
According to a pre-feasibility study done since the company’s 2017 acquisition of the mine, the main deposit holds 14.8mn mt of mineral reserves graded at 2.38pc copper-equivalent and 2.38pc zinc. The mine also has a secondary 2.4mn mt Esso deposit, grading 3.98pc copper-equivalent and 4.76pc zinc.