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The New Prosperity deposit is a gold-copper porphyry with a one billion tonne measured and indicated resource containing 5.3 billion pounds of copper and 13.3 million ounces of gold. At long-term gold and copper prices the project has robust economics.
New Prosperity is a project that holds the potential to dramatically increase shareholder value and improve the economic well-being of local communities. Development of this large-scale deposit would be a major step towards transforming Taseko into a strongly positioned mid-tier mining company.
In December 2019, the Tŝilhqot’in Nation, as represented by Tŝilhqot’in National Government, and Taseko entered into a confidential dialogue, facilitated by the Province of British Columbia, to try to obtain a long-term solution to the conflict regarding New Prosperity, acknowledging Taseko’s commercial interests and the Tŝilhqot’in Nation’s opposition to the project. The dialogue was supported by the parties’ agreement to a one year standstill on certain outstanding litigation and regulatory matters that relate to Taseko’s tenures and the area in the vicinity of Teẑtan Biny (Fish Lake). The Tŝilhqot’in Nation and Taseko have made progress in establishing a constructive dialogue and in December 2020 the parties agreed to extend the standstill for an additional one year period.
** based on a Technical Report entitled “Technical Report on the 344 Million Tonne Increase in Mineral Reserves at the Prosperity Gold – Copper Project” issued December 17, 2009 with an effective date of November 2, 2009. Readers are cautioned that the Prosperity Technical Report has not been updated since 2009 and accordingly, caution needs to be advised when assessing its conclusions in light of current operating and capital costs, appropriate technologies, metals price outlooks, and like matters.
Note: The technical information on this website related to the New Prosperity Project has been reviewed by Scott Jones, P.Eng., Vice President, Engineering of Taseko and a Qualified Person under National Instrument 43-101. See New Prosperity – Reserves & Resources for further information.