Rye Patch Gold Corp. (V.RPM)) reports it has received approval from the Bureau of Mining Regulation and Reclamation to start irrigation on the new South Heap Leach Pad (“South Pad”). In spite of the severe winter weather this year, the Florida Canyon mine re-start has been successfully completed.
Mining, crushing and loading of the South Pad are ramping up and are nearing 70% of the forecast production rate coming into the end of the first quarter. Optimizing and maximizing performance of the mine will take place over the second quarter with commercial production anticipated by mid-2017.
“It’s with a great sense of accomplishment and pride that the Florida Canyon team has completed the re-start of the mine,” said President and CEO William Howald. “This accomplishment launches Rye Patch as a tenacious gold producer with a bright future with its pipeline of existing resource asseread more