NEVADA – Rye Patch Gold of Vancouver is preparing a new leach pad at its Florida Canyon gold mine 210 km northeast of Reno. The company is working hard in preparation for the first gold pour by the end of this year and full production in Q1 2017.
Construction of the new 40.5-ha leach pad is on schedule and under its $8 million budget. Work on the pad and associated pond is 75% complete. The clay under-liner is being manufactured on site, and the plastic liner will be rolled out in October. Ore will be placed on the pad by the end of November.
The $2-million project to relocate the crusher is on budget and ahead of schedule. It is being moved from the Standard mine to the Florida Canyon laydown yard 8 km to the north. The concrete foundation will be poured by the end of this month, and the crusher should be operational by mid-October. Stockpiling and crushing of over-liner and ore will begin at the end of October.
Rye Patch set aside $3 million for refurbishment of its open pit fleet. One of three loaders and four of 12 Cat 785 trucks remain to be completed. Five Cat 777 trucks, two water trucks and one grader have already been overhauled.
Visit www.RyePatchGold.com for complete information on the Florida Canyon project.