Construction of the Florence Copper Project is now underway, employing an environmentally friendly in-situ copper recovery (ISCR) process. It is on track to produce its first copper cathode before the end of the year.
We could not be where we are without supporters like you, so thank you!
Last week, we held an event to thank our many supporters and to provide an update on the project. For those of you who missed Supporter Appreciation Night, we have provided the project updates below.
As always, if you have any questions or would like to schedule a tour, please call us.
The Production Test Facility (PTF)
Construction of the Production Test Facility at the Florence Copper site is continuing and progressing well.
Since construction of the $25 million PTF began in September 2017, all 24 injection, recovery, monitoring, and replacement irrigation wells have been drilled and completed on the property. In addition, construction of the Solvent Extraction and Electrowinning Process Plant (SX/EW) where the copper cathode will be produced is well underway, as you will see in the photos and video below.
Local Investment, Local Benefit
Florence Copper's investment has meant a welcome increase in employment and economic benefit for the community of Florence and the State of Arizona.
Currently, there are over 80 people working on site. Shifts run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, representing a payroll of $750,000 per month. These workers and their families directly contribute to the economic strength and well-being of Florence and other Pinal County communities.
Construction Progress: Video and Photos
To see the construction progress on site, watch the video below and take a peek at the photos at our Photo Gallery