Kuya gets approval for Bethania plant construction

Canadian junior Kuya Silver has received regional regulatory authorization for its planned 350-tonne-per-day processing plant along with tailings management facilities and associated infrastructure near its Bethania mining complex in Peru.

The green-light for the company’s subsidiary Minera Toro de Plata S.A.C. came from Dirección Regional de Energía y Minas del Gobierno Regional de Huancavelica. It also has given Kuya title to a 36.39-hectare beneficiation concession near the mining operation.

The company has worked alongside several independent engineering consultants to design the facilities and surface infrastructure, which includes accesses, a storage building, a maintenance building, offices and changing rooms; it is now looking over a development schedule for the remainder of 2022 as it is now ready to proceed with construction.

President and CEO David Stein called the authorization an important milestone.

“With this authorization, the company is fully permitted to proceed with construction of the Bethania Plant with the ultimate goal of restarting production from the Bethania mine.”

COO Christian Aramayo added: “From the beginning, we have aimed to minimize the environmental footprint of construction and operations at Bethania, and optimize water management. Our goal is to be a leader in sustainable silver mining, starting with the Bethania plant.”

The mining portion of Bethania, located in central Peru near Huancayo, has been on care and maintenance since 2016. A technical program for the mine’s expansion has begun.

Source: Kuya Silver