NEVADA – Construction is on track at the Gold Bar project 50 km northwest of Eureka, says owner McEwen Mining
of Toronto. Commercial production is anticipated in 2019.
[caption id="attachment_1003722471" align="alignleft" width="241"] Chairman and chief owner Rob McEwen on site at Gold Bar in Nevada. (Image: McEwen Mining)
So far this year, construction has focused on finishing civil works for the heap leach pad, solution and event ponds, and site infrastructure in preparation for major equipment and material deliveries. Those include office buildings, a temporary concrete batch plant, and the crushing-conveying system.
The next three months will be busy. The liners are to be installed in the solution and event ponds, a native clay liner will be placed on the leach pad, followed by the geosynthetic liner and crushed rock liner cover. At the mine site, access roads and pre-stripping work will begin. Finally, all the civil foundations will be completed at the site.
Gold Bar has measured and indicated resources of 22.8 million tonnes grading 0.95 g/t gold and containing 629,000 oz. plus an inferred resource of 4.8 million tonnes at 0.82 g/t and containing 115,000 oz. of gold. Average annual gold production will be 62,800 oz. at a cash operating cost of US$770/oz.
A brief history of the Gold Bar property is available at www.McEwenMining.com.