Speaker: Paul West-Sells, Executive Vice President, Western Copper on the Carmacks Copper Project.
The Carmacks Copper Project is located near the Yukon communities of Carmacks and Pelly Crossing, in the Traditional Territory of the Little Salmon Carmacks and Selkirk First Nations.
The Project contains an oxide copper deposit. Construction is expected to require 2 years, followed by more than 6 years of production.
Mining will be by conventional open pit methods.
Copper cathode will be produced on site by crushing, stacking, heap leaching the ore with dilute sulphuric acid and treating the leach solution through the SX-EW process. Suphuric acid will be produced on site in a 140 tonne per day acid plant.
Registration cut-off: Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 12 pm