The Nevada Mining Association Environmental Committee met at the Jeanne Dini Cultural Center in Yerington, Nevada for their regular quarterly meeting on August 6, 2015. Before the meeting began, the Committee of approximately 25 members toured the Pumpkin Hollow Project. Rita Menesini, Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator, directed two groups that toured the shaft site (hoist house, headframe and shops) and the core shed where core from recent drilling is being logged. The groups were provided an overview by Nevada Copper’s environmental and geological staff.
Mike Weaver, Nevada Copper’s Safety Manager conducted a Site Specific safety briefing to ensure the visitors were aware of specific site conditions and hazards during their tour. The Site Specific training, which is given to all visitors, helps inform them of the basic health and safety rules they will be required to follow at Pumpkin Hollow.
The environmental committee was particularly interested in learning about the permitting and environmental aspects of the project, including environmental studies, tailings management, waste rock management, co-development of mining and other economic land uses, reclamation and the potential for conversion of facilities to other uses upon completion of mining. They also learned how the pending land conveyance was facilitating mine development and helping the City of Yerington.
Thank you Mike Weaver, and thanks to Nevada Copper’s Tim Dyhr, Vice President Environment and External Relations, Matt Dusenbury, Environmental Manager, Jeanne Smithson, Environmental Coordinator, Mark Hanley, Environmental Specialist, Hank Ohlin, Sr. Geologist, Korin Carpenter, Project Geologist, and Bannon Campbell, Core Technician.
A special thanks to the Nevada Mining Association Environmental Committee for visiting Nevada Copper. We love to share the value of Pumpkin Hollow.