January 2013
Volume 65    Issue 1

Geometallurgy for two recovery process operations at Cripple Creek & Victor gold mine

Mining Engineering , 2013, Vol. 65, No. 1, pp. 29-29
Leichliter, Stacey; Larson, Darrell


The Cripple Creek and Victor (CC&V) Gold Mine (Cresson Project) (Fig. 1) is undergoing an expansion to extend production to the year 2025.  This expansion involves building a high-grade ore mill, another valley leach facility (VLF) for heap leach operations and expanding the overburden storage areas. The current operating pits are progressing downward from the oxide ore into a more sulfide and telluride-rich orebody.  There is still oxide ore present in the current pits and planned pits not yet mined.  There is an increased need for two recovery processes for these two different types of ore. 

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