For the latest photos and video of the construction progress, visit Florence Copper – Photos & Videos
Taseko’s wholly owned Florence Copper, an in-situ copper recovery project, is located midway between Phoenix and Tucson near the community of Florence, Arizona.
In September 2017, with all final permits in place, Taseko announced that it’s Board of Directors approved the construction of the Florence Copper Phase 1 in-situ copper recovery facility.
The Phase 1 facility, which includes 24 injection, recovery and monitoring wells and an SX/EW plant, was completed in the third quarter 2018, on-time and on budget.
In December 2018, wellfield operations were commenced and injection and recovery systems fully ramped up within a short timeframe (reference news release). The company plans on operating the test facility for approximately 12 months and anticipates commencing the permit amendment process for commercial production in mid-2019.
Successful operation of the Phase 1 wellfield and processing plant is a major milestone in advancing and realizing the full value of the Project.