OTTAWA — A federal review panel will consider the environmental impact of the Prosperity gold-copper project in British Columbia. The panel includes Robert Connelly (chair), Nalain Morin and Bill Klassen. The project will be considered under the federal-provincial guidelines.
The Prosperity project, located 126 km southwest of Williams Lake, B.C., belongs to Taseko Mines of Vancouver. The deposit contains an estimated 1-billion-tonne measured and indicated resource containing 5.3 billion lb of copper and 13.3 million oz of gold. The 2007 feasibility study estimated that pre-production costs will be $807 million with mine site production costs net of gold credits of US$0.43/lb of copper. (See www.ProsperityProject.ca).
To obtain more information on the Prosperity project review, including the guidelines and the terms of reference, consult the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry at www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca, reference number 09-05-44811.