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By Shane Lasley
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PEA outlines bigger, better Casino mine

Expanded resources support a long-lived, financially robust mine; stakeholder input results in better tailings facility design North of 60 Mining News – June 25, 2021

 

Last updated 7/8/2021 at 3:13pm

Western Copper and Gold Casino project Yukon Canada PEA Rio Tinto

Western Copper and Gold Corp.

The Casino copper-gold-silver-molybdenum deposit in the Yukon hosts enough resources to support a mine for 47 years.

The greatly expanded deposit at Western Copper and Gold Corp.'s Casino project in the Yukon would support an economically robust mine capable of producing an average of 178 million pounds of copper, 231,000 ounces of gold, 1.36 million oz of silver, and 16.6 million lb of molybdenum per year over an initial 25-year mine life.

This is according to a preliminary economic assessment released on Ju...



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