South32 obtains final approval for Taylor development

South32 said it obtained final investment approval for the Taylor zinc-lead-silver deposit, the first development at its Hermosa project in Arizona. Taylor is expected to reach first production in the second half of fiscal year 2027 and deliver nameplate production in FY30. “Final investment approval to develop Taylor is a major milestone aligned with our strategy to reshape our portfolio…

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South32 Hermosa continues trek forward

South32 has issued an update to its Hermosa zinc project in Arizona, confirming that it continues to advance its construction and development work ahead of a final investment decision during the March 2024 quarter. The miner said the feasibility study and an independent peer review for the Taylor deposit at Hermosa is on track for completion by the end of…

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South32’s Hermosa project put on fast-track

Global miner South32 said its Hermosa project in southern Arizona has been confirmed by the United States Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council (FPISC) as the first mining project added to the FAST-41 process. To qualify for the FAST-41 process, complex critical infrastructure projects must meet rigorous criteria to demonstrate a benefit to the nation. Hermosa is currently the only advanced…

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