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Sue-Dianne copper-silver-gold deposit contains a near-surface resource that is
amenable to low-cost, open pit mining with a low waste to ore strip ratio and
remains open for expansion to the east at depth. Sue-Dianne is located only 25
kilometres north of Fortune’s NICO deposit and proposed mill and concentrator.
Metallurgical tests carried out at SGS Lakefield indicate high recoveries can
be achieved for copper, silver and gold from this deposit using simple
flotation. A high value cathode copper product can also be produced by pressure
acid leach and electrowinning in the plant which is proposed for NICO. Sue- Dianne
presents an excellent opportunity to supply incremental mill feed to extend the
life of the NICO concentrator
Block model of the Sue-Dianne copper-silver-gold deposit (red) with drill holes and conceptual open pit.
Mineralized drill core from the Sue-Dianne deposit.