Western Copper and Gold (TSX: WRN, NYSE MKT: WRN), is focused on advancing the Casino Project, one of the world’s largest copper, gold, silver and molybdenum deposits, located in Yukon, Canada.
The 100%-owned porphyry deposit is expected to come online for mining just as the world experiences a copper supply crunch. The Casino Project has 4.5 billion lbs of copper in reserves and 5.4 billion lbs in inferred resources. In terms of gold, the deposit holds 8.9 million oz in reserves and 9.0 million oz in inferred resources.
At today’s copper prices and at the long-term price, the Casino Project is economic. With an NPV (8%) of US$1.83 billion (after-tax), a 20.1% IRR (after-tax), and -$0.81 cash costs for each pound of copper (net of by-products), the project could help supply the world with copper and other minerals for a long time.
Paul West-Sells, President & CEO
Mr. West-Sells has over 20 years’ experience in the mining industry. After obtaining his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in Metallurgical Engineering, he worked with BHP, Placer Dome, and Barrick in increasingly senior roles in Research and Development and Project Development. Dr. West-Sells has worked for Western Copper and gold since 2006, where he has held a number of technical and executive positions, and is now the President and CEO overseeing the day to day operations of the company. Dr. West-Sells sits on the Yukon Minerals Advisory Board, the Board of the Yukon Mining Alliance and is also on the Centre for Northern Innovation in Mining Governing Council.
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Find strategic partner, move project forward in the permitting process