Jacobs Selected for Copper Cathode Facility Study in Peru

Jacobs Engineering Group has been chosen by Teck Resources and Aurubis AG to perform the prefeasibility study (PFS) for a proposed copper cathode production facility in Peru. Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs will provide capital expenditure (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) estimates to Teck and Aurubis for determining project prefeasibility. Teck and Aurubis’ conceptual copper cathode production facility would incorporate their proprietary CESL copper-arsenic process technology — providing high copper and precious metal recoveries, controlled arsenic deportment, and reduced environmental impact compared to traditional pyrometallurgical smelter processing facilities in respect to air, dust and water.

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Eldorado Gold Lowers Guidance on Kisladag

Citing lower recoveries, Eldorado Gold has revised its 2017 guidance for the Kisladag gold mine in Turkey to 170,000 ounces (oz) to 180,000 oz at cash costs of $500/oz to $550/oz. At the beginning of the year, the company was expecting Kisladag to produce 230,000 oz to 240,000 oz. Guidance for 2018 and beyond, according to the company, is currently under review.

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Outotec to Outsource Work to Citec

Outotec has started negotiations with employee representatives to outsource part of its German-based project engineering activities to Citec, a global engineering company providing multidiscipline engineering services to the energy and other technology-dependent industries.

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AEM Reports Record Quarterly Gold Production

For the third quarter of 2017, Agnico Eagle Mines (AEM) reported strong operational performance from its mines. Payable gold production was 454,362 ounces (oz), compared to 416,187 oz in the prior-year period. The higher level of production in the 2017 period was attributed to higher grades mined at LaRonde, Meadowbank and Canadian Malartic.

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