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Transforming Stranded Resources

MET’s expertise and understanding of ISR techniques allows for potential profitable development of geologically de-risked but stranded resources in the right host environment.

 


 

Attractive Economics

In the right geological environments, ISR has the potential to be a very low cost method of recovery and can transform deposit economics.

 


 

Scalable & Flexible Mining

Without the need to construct large open pits, ISR operations have the potential to be developed in a low cost, scalable manner that can respond quickly to the mining cycle.

 


 

Lower Impact Mining

ISR is a lower visual and environmental impact form of extracting minerals compared with open cut and underground mining.

ISR operations do not require movement of waste rock, tailings dams or large open pits. 

 


 

Mine Rehabilitation

MET are also able to rehabilitate many abandoned mines or tailings that may have unacceptable levels of copper or base metals in those groundwaters or tailings dams. In turn, the extracted copper could be marketable, providing economic benefit to the local region.

 


 

InSitu Recovery (ISR) has substantial benefits over conventional mining in its ability to deliver a lower cost method for mineral extraction in the right geological setting

 

 

 

 

ISR has both a lower visual impact and a lower environmental impact 

 

 



Mineral extraction by 
InSitu Recovery does 
not require movement 
of rock, nor 
development of 
open cut or tailingsMineral extraction by InSitu Recovery does not require movement of rock, nor development of open cut or tailings

InSitu Recovery extraction 
is low profile and temporaryInSitu Recovery extraction is low profile and temporary

Little need for remediation of the site post productionLittle need for remediation of the site post production