- Published: Friday, 08 May 2015 12:34
- Written by E&MJ News
Alacer Gold’s board of directors has approved development of the Çöpler sulphide project at its 80%-owned Çöpler gold mine in Erzincan province, eastern Turkey. The Çöpler mine has been processing oxide ore via an open-pit, heap leach process since late 2010. A definitive feasibility study of sulphide ore processing via whole-ore pressure oxidation was completed in June 2014. The sulphide project is forecast to extend Çöpler mine life by 22 years, producing a total of 3.9 million oz of gold at all-in sustaining costs averaging $637/oz.