The new PEA has identified numerous opportunities to improve overall project economic. Copper North planned an approximate $2 million with additional metallurgical work to improve processing plan to optimize leaching plan and reduce both capex and opex and fill in some gap of information to strengthen the overall plan and prepare for project financing.
Copper North also undertook drilling in Zones 12, 13 and 2000S in an effort to confirm and expand the resources for inclusion in an expanded mine plan.
The plan also included drilling for geotechnical information in the proposed disposal of dry-stacked waste materials. Completion of this work will allow the Company to complete its report for resuming environmental assessment and permitting. Drilling for geotechnical information was completed.