Company Gains Approval to Build Gold Mine

The open-pit mine should produce 65,000 ounces of gold per year over 8 years, and will create 120 jobs, Mining.com reported.

📅   Fri November 10, 2017 - National Edition


McEwen has been trying to obtain all the required permits for the Gold Bar project since 2013, and said it has just recently received a signed Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Mining.com reported.
McEwen has been trying to obtain all the required permits for the Gold Bar project since 2013, and said it has just recently received a signed Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Mining.com reported.

McEwen Mining of Canada announced Nov.8 that it will begin construction at the first new gold mine to be approved in Nevada in years.

McEwen has been trying to obtain all the required permits for the Gold Bar project since 2013, and said it has just recently received a signed Record of Decision on the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Mining.com reported.

“This is great news for McEwen Mining and State of Nevada,” said Rob McEwen, chairman and chief owner of McEwen Mining. “Our mission to build Gold Bar has been ongoing since 2013, during that time we have overcome many challenges involved in bringing a new mining project to fruition. We advanced from Draft Environmental Impact Statement submittal to a Record of Decision in under eight months, a very brisk pace for the last leg of the permitting process. We want to thank all those involved including our staff, the BLM, Eureka County Board of Commissioners, and other Cooperating Agencies.”

The Gold Bar, which spans 37 sq. mi. in the Roberts Mountains of central Nevada, is expected to be up and running sometime in late 2018. The open-pit mine should produce 65,000 ounces of gold per year over 8 years, and will create 120 jobs, Mining.com reported.