Since construction of the US$25 million production test facility began in September 2017, all 24 injection, recovery, monitoring, and observation wells have been drilled and completed on the property. In addition, construction of the Solvent Extraction and Electrowinning (SX/EW) Plant where the copper cathode will be produced is advancing on schedule. For the latest photos and video of the construction progress, visit the Photo Gallery
Upcoming key milestones will be the completion of the SX/EW plant, coinciding with pre-leaching the deposit in the third quarter and finally, producing first copper in the fourth quarter.
Local Investment, Local Benefit
Florence Copper’s investment has been a welcome increase in employment and economic benefit for the community of Florence and the state of Arizona.
Currently, there are over 50 people working on site, most of whom live in Pinal and other neighboring counties. Shifts run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, representing a payroll of $450,000 per month. These workers and their families directly contribute to the economic strength and well-being of the Town of Florence and other Pinal County communities.