Nevada Copper restarts production at Pumpkin Hollow

August 27, 2020

Nevada Copper Corp. has restarted its milling operations at its underground project at Pumpkin Hollow.

The company made the announcement on Aug. 24, four days after it restarted its processing plant following temporary suspension of copper production due to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The plant restart and ramp up benefits from the processing plant’s initial consistent performance in the First Quarter.

In a press release, Nevada Copper stated that there are approximately 145 kt (160,000 st) of stockpiled material at surface available for immediate processing. The stockpiled ore will be supplemented with additional development ore and subsequent stope ore hoisted via the East North Ventilation Shaft (ENVS). Material will continue to be hoisted from the ENVS until work on the Main Shaft has been completed. The company remains on track for the commencement of main shaft hoisting scheduled for Q4, 2020.

“We are encouraged by the processing plant restart at our Pumpkin Hollow Mine,” stated Evan Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Nevada Copper. “Our full workforce has been mobilized and we have transitioned our operations back into production smoothly, picking up where we left off in Q1. We look forward to executing our ramp-up plans and will report on progress in the coming months.”

Nevada Copper’s priority during the COVID-19 pandemic is to safeguard the health and safety of the company’s workforce, including by following government mandated directives. The Company has implemented additional health and safety measures to address COVID-19 risks during the restart of the processing plant. Other such measures have been implemented in connection with the ongoing mine development.

 

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