Kutcho Copper has provided an update for its metallurgical program, with results showing the company could see similar recoveries for a lower cost.
Kutcho Copper (TSXV:KC,OTC Pink:KCCFF) has provided an update for its metallurgical program, with results to date having shown that a simplified reagent suite would return similar recoveries for a lower cost.
As stated in the press release:
Kutcho’s team, led by Mr. Holland, identified an opportunity to improve on the historical metallurgical work conducted by previous owners of the Kutcho project. The Company has developed an improved reagent scheme based upon an optimized primary grind and standard zinc depressor reagents to obtain selectivity between the copper and zinc at a relatively high pH in the copper float. The flowsheet and reagent scheme presently developed is both simpler and lower operating cost when compared to previous proposed systems. In addition, lower levels of zinc reporting to the initial copper concentrate should assist in improving the overall zinc reporting to the zinc circuit.
Vince Sorace, Kutcho President and CEO, commented:
“The revised metallurgical program test results reveal potential for an important value addition to the Kutcho project. The Kutcho team continues to identify opportunities to enhance the value of the project through previously reported resource increases, operational efficiencies through areas such as this enhanced metallurgical performance and progressing towards completion of the feasibility study.”