The completion of the pre-feasibility study (PFS) for the Hermosa Project in the Patagonia Mountains is now projected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of 2020, according to the mining project’s communications director, Jenny Fiore. The study was originally scheduled to be released this spring. 

“It’s just a matter of taking time to do things right. [The] PFS team studies every option for every aspect of project development, and some of the options that they’ve identified along the way warranted additional work and, thus, a schedule extension,” she wrote on April 20. “Of course, the new situation with remote working requirements related to COVD-19 has slowed things a bit, too. Note that when the study is complete, we’ll be meeting with community stakeholders to share key outcomes from it.” 

Fiore was unable to comment further on which options had been identified that ‘warranted additional work.”