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Nevada Copper Pumpkin Hollow Project hosted a Public Presentation on July 22

Pumpkin Hollow Project staff met with the local community on July 22, 2015 at 6 PM in the Pioneer Crossing Convention Center for an update on the progress of the Project and revised feasibility study.  Tim Dyhr, Vice President of Environment & External Relations gave a PowerPoint presentation full of updates and information on the Pumpkin Hollow Project with a Q&A session to an audience of over one hundred (100) people.  Seven (7) station tables were set up with Nevada Copper managers and staff to answer questions regarding; Mining, Engineering & Construction, Procurement, Safety, Environment, Processing and Geology.

Key accomplishments to date include:

  • Completed production headframe and hoist
  • Completed 24-foot diameter production-sized shaft to 1900 feet below ground
  • Developed 500+ feet of underground drift on the 1900 haulage level
  • Commenced underground drilling from two stations on the 1900 level
  • Installed electrical substation, ventilation fans, dewatering pumps and other underground infrastructure in the 1900 level
  • Resumed surface drilling in the two open pit zones of the project
  • Completed the “Integrated Feasibility Study” for open pit and underground mining operations with a single 70,000 ton per day processing facility (concentrator) which included;
  • Added drill results from drilling not included in the previous feasibility studies
  • Added improvements to construction, mining and processing

Tim Dyhr pointed out the tasks and steps the Pumpkin Hollow Project must first complete before production can begin:

  • Finalize the land conveyance and state permitting
  • Secure financing for the project
  • Complete the main production shaft to 2,160 feet below the surface
  • Sink a second ventilation and emergency egress shaft
  • Develop the underground mine access drifts
  • Construct processing facilities
  • Construct water, power and road access, as well as shops and offices
  • Recruit and train a workforce for mining and milling operations
  • Obtain and assemble mine shovels, excavators and haul trucks and other equipment for mining
  • Initiate underground and open pit mining

A Safety Award “shout out” was also announced by Tim Dyhr.

Cementation, USA, Nevada Copper’s underground shaft sinking contractor, tied for first (1st) place in the Nevada Mining Association 2015 Safety Awards in the ‘Safety, Contractors’ category.   Nevada Copper, the Pumpkin Hollow Project also tied for first (1st) place in the Safety Underground Category for mine developments up to 99 employees.

http://www.nevadamining.org/safety/2015-safety-awards-release.pdf

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Tim Dyhr, Vice President of Environment and External Relations for Nevada Copper gives an informational updated presentation to the public.

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Greg French, Vice President Exploration and Project Development and Project Geologist, Korin Carpenter answer questions about geology and exploration at Pumpkin Hollow.

Greg French, Vice President of Exploration and Project Development and Project Geologist, Korin Carpenter answer questions about geology and exploration at Pumpkin Hollow.

The presentation also highlighted the extensive environmental studies that have been undertaken to design and operate the project in order to meet high environmental standards, as well as the environmental permitting, management and monitoring work that is ongoing to protect surface water and groundwater. Detailed reclamation plans and performance bonding (to ensure the safe and professional closure and reclamation of the mine upon completion of mining) is required before the project can be built.  These plans must be reviewed every three years by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection.  The Yerington land conveyance, as directed by Congress, will also provide distinct opportunities to convert, rather than demolish, mine facilities such as buildings, power lines, water supply and wastewater treatment, and roads for other economic uses upon completion of mining.

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Environmental Specialists Tim Leedy and Mark Hanley conduct groundwater sampling and monitoring seven days a week. Four people are presently employed at Pumpkin Hollow to manage the environmental aspects of the project including a network of 25 monitoring wells.  As the project transitions to production, additional management and monitoring will be conducted on air, water, mine rock, tailings and waste to insure that environmental resources are protected.

The American Exploration Mining Association, formally known as the Northwest Mining Association had their 120th Annual Exposition at J.A. Nugget in Sparks, Nevada the week of December 1-6, 2014.  http://www.miningamerica.org/

For the 3rd year,  Yerington High School students were hosted by Nevada Copper to learn more on what the mining industry is all about.  The YHS Mining Club was organized in 2013 and this is their 2nd year to attend the exhibits.  Please see below the comments from the club members regarding what they learned and what they felt was most impressive about the exposition.

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Rita, thank you so much for allowing us to attend the Mining Exhibit.  I really enjoyed everybody’s company.  It really helped me decide on what field I want to work on in the mining industry. The best part was being able to talk to some of the local companies. I appreciated the advice some UNR students gave us to give us an idea what to prepare for in college. I was able to speak with an accountant who also was from a small town and her advice was very encouraging.  I learned that living in a small town will not stop me from being successful and achieving my goals. I appreciate that Nevada Copper is supporting our Yerington High School Mining Club.  Giving us as a club, the chance to promote Nevada Copper is a great way to show our support for the community.

-Stephani Pena (Vice President) -Y.H.S. Mining Club

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I’d like to extend my profound thanks to all of Nevada Copper, as well as to a couple of vendors at the exhibit for offering to donate to our Mining Club. This whole experience has been beneficial in helping me learn about the career in engineering that I’d like to pursue. What I found to be very helpful is the way vendors at the exposition were willing to take the time to talk with me, even though I was only a high school student. They were friendly, respectful and informative.  I hope that in the future that the Mining Club of Yerington will be able to continue attending this event and those vendors will continue with their hospitality towards these members.

-Dominique Lucier (Treasure) – Y.H.S. Mining Club

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I would like to thank all of Nevada Copper for allowing the mining club to go and have this experience. I have learned much about the mining community of work. There are a wide range of jobs that are involved in the mining industry that I did not know about. What I found to very helpful what all the vendors that were willing to talk to us and inform us about what they did in the mining industry. I am wishing that I had learned more about the mining industry sooner because I would be more involved and I would not have been undeceived about what I wanted to study in college. I now have a sense of some things that I like and wish to future my education on. Thanks again.

-Melissa Pursel (Member) –Y.H.S. Mining Club

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Dear Rita,

First of all, I just wanted to thank Nevada Copper for sponsoring the club and second, for taking us to the mining convention.  I had so much fun at the convention. I learned so much and it opened my eyes for engineering.  I will continue to be a member of  the mining club and I look forward to next year.  It is awesome that we are one of the few mining clubs in the nation.

 Paco Leyva-Diaz President of YHS Mining Club

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Dear Rita,

I am having so much fun in mining club!  I really enjoyed the mining convention because it was so exciting and interesting to me.  I learned so much, thank you for taking us! I never knew how many fields are included in mining.  When it comes to safety, purifying water, engineering and rock separation, this really blew my mind.  It was a really great learning experience. We would not have been able to go on these amazing trips if it wasn’t for Nevada Copper.  I thank Nevada Copper for all these great learning experiences. I wish I would have joined a lot sooner. My education in the future is definitely going to be something that I could continue on in mining. Again thank you so much.

-Marlena Smith (Member)

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A BIG THANK YOU TO   – Laura Skaer, Executive Director and Mike Heywood, Marketing & Information of AEMA for their wonderful hospitality.

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Standing from left to right – Yerington High School Science Teacher & Mining Club Adviser Joanna Kuzia, club members Dominique Lucier, Marlena Smith, Melissa Pursel, and Stephani Pena. Kneeling is Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator Rita Kay Menesini and YHS Mining Club member Paco (Franciso) Leyva-Diaz.

 

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YHS Mining Club members visit the Avanti booth and learn about steel alloy metals.

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Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering was a popular booth with the club members.

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Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator, Rita Kay Menesini and Tim Dyhr, VP of Environment & External Relations hosted the Yerington High School Mining Club at the 2014 American Exploration and Mining Exposition.

Dreaming to be a miner?

Dreaming to be a miner?

CASHMAN EQUIPMENT SUSTAINABLE EFFORTS RECOGNIZED.

MaryKaye Cashman, chairman and CEO of Cashman Equipment, received an award for her company’s new Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) corporate headquarters on St. Rose Parkway, Henderson, Nevada.

Cashman Equipment Company…
Founded in 1931 by James “Big Jim” Cashman, Cashman Equipment is one of the highest rated Caterpillar equipment dealers in North America. A full service dealership, Cashman provides new and used equipment for sale and rental, as well as high-quality parts and service to construction, paving, mining, truck engine, and power system industries throughout Nevada and parts of California. With LEED certified corporate headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, Cashman is one of the largest privately-owned employers in the state. For more information, visit
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Rita Kay Menesini, Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator stands next to Cashman’s CAT “Remann & Bolt”. The welders built Remann and Bolt for Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest. http://www.opportunityvillage.org/

 

 

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The maintenance and mechanic shop shows its strong commitment to sustainability

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Thank you Silvia Ortiz, Cashman’s PHR-Recruiter, for the wonderful and most impressive tour of Cashman-Cat’s awesome facility!!

Cashman Equipment's Recruiter, Silvia Ortiz

Cashman Equipment’s Recruiter, Silvia Ortiz