Evaluating a 400 tpd pilot plant to recover metals (Cu, Au, Ag and Co) from tails related to the old Santa Rosalia Mine in BCS via a custom leaching method.

HydroMet Environmental Recovery  

NOTE: This IS NOT the same company as Hydromet Technologies Ltd. that came into existence 03/04/99 by a 4 to 1 rollback of Gala Resources Ltd. shares and a name change!!!

Operates in Mexico through Cia. Hydromet Environmental de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.  and they are affiliated with Geotechnica Ambiental S.C.

Owns approximately 2,000,000 tonnes of Cu-Co tailings in the Santa Rosalia Area with average grades of 0.67% Cu and 400 ppm Co as well as 3,000,000 tonnes of fine converter slag averaging 1.13% Cu and 50 ppm Co. Around 70-75% Cu is recoverable with sulfuric acid leach methods.

CSW 5Jul96