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Pinos Altos Mine Project Management

Kappes, Cassiday & Associates is confident in our ability to provide clients with accurate, appropriate testing services and feasibility studies. Why? Because we are willing to follow up these studies with construction management of the projects we have detailed.

La India Mining Engineering Services

KCA is one of the pioneering firms in precious metals heap leaching and as such, KCA's Engineering Services Division can offer you a variety of services designed to improve or simplify your technical management decisions: We are capable of providing Scoping Studies thru bankable Feasibility Studies, and when your firm decides that it is ready to move beyond the discussion phase, we can also offer complete project packages which cover the range of testing services all the way into metal production.

KCA Metallurgical Laboratory Testing

Since 1972, Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) has specialized in cyanide metallurgy for the treatment of gold and silver ores. KCA tests over 100 different ores each year. In addition to cyanide testing, our Nevada laboratory conducts programs for copper and base metal leaching, solvent extraction, gravity concentration, and electrowinning.  Additionally, we provide many environmental testing services.

KCA Carbon Converter

KCA has constructed over 60 process plants worldwide, and provides specialized equipment such as mercury retorts for precious metal recovery.  KCA's newest innovation, the Carbon Converter, is a unique piece of equipment designed to help companies recover valuable gold locked in carbon fines.  KCA's laboratory group has also introduced the LIFTERBOTTLE; this innovation represents a significant advancement in bottle roll testing technology.


     Since 1972, Kappes, Cassiday & Associates (KCA) has provided process metallurgical services to the international mining industry. KCA specializes in all aspects of heap leach and cyanide processing, including laboratory testing, project feasibility studies, engineering design, construction, and operations management.

     While primarily known for its heap leach expertise, KCA's staff includes experienced professionals with design capabilities in a wide range of metallurgical processes. KCA has recently engineered a complex acid leach process for a Bolivian silver project. Since 1993, KCA has maintained an active bio-leaching program for several clients with refractory ores, including a program for a major mining company.

     For several years, KCA has routinely expanded its client base and service capabilities. KCA occupies a 3800 square meter building in Reno, NV, which greatly increases KCA's capacity for engineering, manufacturing, purchasing, warehousing, and testing. Florin Analytical Services, part of the KCA group, operates as an independent commercial analytical lab, providing high quality, reliable assays.





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7950 Security Circle

Reno, NV 89506


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