Great proceedings! That sounds really promising in view of the upcoming PEA. I guess the numbers of the by product credits (Mn, Au, Cu, Zn) get even better..
"..We view the success of this new process as transformational for Hermosa," said Don Taylor , Wildcat's President and Chief Operating Officer. "We are very excited that we have been able to find a processing alternative based on simplified proven technologies. We believe we have significantly de-risked the project's metallurgy and made Hermosa a primarily silver/gold project with the potential for considerable upside to produce by-products downstream. We are now focused on incorporating these benefits into a revised project model for our upcoming preliminary economic assessment.."
"Currently, minor amounts of copper are also recovered in the leaching process as a copper sulfide concentrate. The Company has completed preliminary test work for treating the leach tails to recover zinc by flotation and manganese by magnetic separation. Metallurgical test work continues in an effort to further recover copper, zinc and manganese. The recovery of these by-products would be incorporated into the process should they prove to be economically viable."