PRECIOUS METALS

Chesapeake's "disruptive" sulphide leach works

Chesapeake Gold has proven that its sulphide heap leach technology works and is a viable option to process the refractory gold ore at its 25 million ounce Metates project in Durango, Mexico, president and CEO Alan Pangbourne told Mining Journal at the 2022 Precious Metals Summit in Beaver Creek, Colorado, USA.

Paul Harris in Beaver Creek, Colorado
 Chesapeake Gold's Metates in Durango, Mexico

Chesapeake Gold's Metates in Durango, Mexico

Metallurgical test work which began in May 2021 showed that a two-step process achieved 60% gold recovery and 50% silver recovery, slightly less than the estimate in the July 2021 preliminary economic...

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