LCC is already turning around. The second that it agreed to the JV was the turning point. From here on it's an easy ride. A lot of good content in Haiduk's last post on the LCC board. But be aware that what is stated there is a very conservative point-of-view. It takes no account that the JV'd claims are on higher ground.
Leaching does not flow uphill.
Bear in mind that the closer that they drilled to the boundary between LCC's previously explored claims and the JV'd claims that the worthwhile mineral content improved.
The reason that it improved is because the leaching has been flowing from the upper ground to the lower ground. Which means that there are more interesting geological formations north west of what has already been explored.