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Nevada Copper Inc. has received a number of job inquiries recently at the Pumpkin Hollow Project.  However, hiring of a construction or operations workforce is many months out, since the mine must first be constructed.

The passage of the Yerington Land Conveyance bill by Congress and the $200 million financing were exciting milestones and put us in a strong position to continue development of the project.  The company is also in a much better position to secure the remainder of financing needed to develop both the underground and open pit mines at the project.  The company is re-evaluating the project development strategy based on an exploration program and feasibility study update currently underway.

Currently, the Company is constructing a 24-foot diameter, production-sized shaft and lateral development.  This work is being performed by Cementation, USA, a specialized shaft-sinking contractor.  They currently have a workforce of about 50 people and from time to time may add people.

Completion of the land transfer affords the company an opportunity to re-evaluate the best and most efficient way to develop the project.  It will take about six months to complete the land transfer.  During that time the company is undertaking a significant amount of planning and engineering design that needs to be completed before we start construction and operation of the mine and process facilities.  Once those studies have been completed and the necessary financing is secured to complete development of the project, construction will be initiated and operations will follow.

At this time we cannot provide exact times when these different activities will occur.  Persons interested in employment opportunities or job training should monitor our website social media site on Facebook for information on start-up of construction and operations:



At the present time, the jobs associated with Pumpkin Hollow are with many outside companies that supply us with skilled contractors who strengthen our workforce. For inquiries regarding contractor and vendor work, please explore the links below:


  • Mining engineers
  • Metallurgical engineers
  • Electrical engineers
  • Civil engineers
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Structural engineers
  • Environmental engineers
  • Geologists
  • Hydrologists
  • Accountants
  • Supply chain professionals
  • Underground miners
  • Surface miners
  • Equipment operators
  • Supervisors
  • Electricians
  • Mechanics
  • Hoist operators
  • Safety professionals
  • Environmental technicians
  • Information systems and technology specialists

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.


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


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.


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.

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JULY 22, 2015 – 6 PM – Pioneer Crossing Convention Center


Please join us for a public information meeting to learn about the Pumpkin Hollow Project.

On Thursday, July 9, Nevada Copper Corp. published a revised feasibility study that describes an integrated open pit and underground mine with a 70,000 ton per day process plant. Combined with the passage of the Yerington Land Conveyance by Congress in December 2014, the company sees the opportunity to develop the Integrated Project (2 mines, one mill) instead of a smaller underground mine and mill first and then a second open pit mine and mill.  The Integrated Project greatly enhances the attractiveness of and opportunity to finance the bigger project.  At the same time we have nearly completed receipt of all necessary permits to develop the integrated project.

With all of this progress, we believe it is a good time to conduct a public information meeting to let the local community know all the things we are doing and will be doing.  This includes safety, environmental and reclamation programs, management and use of groundwater and surface water, construction, mining and processing operations, and the most frequently asked questions about jobs, training and hiring.

Our goal is to ensure our mine is the safest and most productive mine with minimal impact on the environment.  We intend to convert mine facilities to other future economic uses and reclaim mine rock and tailings storage areas, and restore natural vegetation ……  A responsible approach to mining. 

Before Nevada Copper begins production and makes its first penny from copper, it needs to invest $1 billion!

We first must:

  • Complete 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-emergency egress shaft
  • Develop the underground mine access drifts (or tunnels)
  • 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

All of Nevada will benefit from the taxes and jobs created by the Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project. Over the period of active production, the Integrated Project would create approximately 900-1,000 direct jobs. In addition, the mine will employ contractors (indirect jobs) and create other “induced” jobs such as local retail or service businesses, teachers and other public services. Total direct, indirect and induced jobs created by this project are estimated to be 3,000-3,500.

We at Nevada Copper, Pumpkin Hollow Project are committed to an on-going consultation with the Yerington community and to provide updated information on the progress of our project as it moves along.

“Right Place. Right Time. Right People. Right Way.”



2015 is an exciting year at Pumpkin Hollow.  In addition to continuing to sink a 24-foot diameter 2,200 feet deep production-sized shaft and 700 feet of underground lateral development, the company has initiated a renewed exploration program.

The current underground drilling program is expected to commence in April and will consist of 26,000 feet (7,900 meters) of drilling. The East deposit has not been drilled since 2011. At that time, the company determined that with a reserve in excess of 13 years, there were sufficient reserves to support a decision to develop the underground mine and additional drilling would be more cost effective from underground drill stations.  Now that the production shaft has reached the 1,900 level and lateral development is underway, several underground drill stations can be set up and drilling conducted concurrent with completion shaft sinking to 2,160 feet. The deposit remains open in several directions and underground drilling will focus on enlarging the high grade zones and providing additional data for mine development design.


The open pit drill program has commenced. The drill program will focus on the important “saddle zone” located between the North and South deposits and areas of the North pit that, with success, will further enhance current copper grades and reduce the strip ratio. Drilling success in the saddle zone is expected to add copper pounds by converting what was previously considered waste (due to lack of drill data) into ore. The open pit program will focus on areas that will enhance the copper grades and reduce strip ratio (the ratio of quantities of mine waste rock to quantities of ore).


A team of geologists will be helped to implement the exploration program, primarily collecting additional geological and geotechnical information for the mine modeling.  In addition, the company will have 8 to 12 contract drill crews stationed in Yerington working on rotating shifts operating 24 hours per day, seven days a week.


On March 6, 2015 six members of the Nevada Mining Association and two directors from the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development came to visit Nevada Copper, the Pumpkin Hollow Mine Project for an overview presentation and a mine tour. The occasion gave us a chance to highlight the opportunities for economic development with both mines and other commercial and industrial development envisioned at Pumpkin Hollow.

The Nevada Mining Association has existed for more than 100 years-first established in 1912 as the Nevada Mine Operators Association and changed to the Nevada Mining Association in 1952. From debating policy matters in the state legislature and local governments to uniting the voice of the industry in public relations and leading the industry’s efforts in the community, the work of the Nevada Mining Association can be seen in all corners of the state and in all levels of the communities.

The Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) was created during the 2011 Session of the Nevada Legislature through a collaboration of the Nevada Governor’s Office and the Leadership of the Nevada State Senate and State Assembly.

GOED promotes a robust, diversified and prosperous economy in Nevada, stimulating business expansion and retention, encouraging entrepreneurial enterprise, attracting new business and facilitating community development.

A tour of the Hoist House with Nevada Mining Association and GOED (Government of Economic Development).

A tour of the Hoist House with Nevada Mining Association and GOED.



Nevada Copper’s General Manager of Project Construction, Tim Dake explains the mechanisms & procedures at the shaft, sub-collar.

From left to right standing in from the the Cashman-Equipment is Nevada Copper'sTim Dake,
From left to right standing in front of  a loader supplied by Cashman-Equipment is Nevada Copper’s Tim Dake, UNR Student and NVMA legislative intern Jordan Hicks, Bill Arends, NMA Lauren Arends, President of NMA Dana Bennett, GOED Directors Steve Hill & Peter Walllish, NMA’s Dylan Shaver and Joseph Riney.
Understanding and learning about the shaft progress

Understanding and learning about the shaft progress

Significant Facts for the number 1776:


1. Declaration of Independence Day – July 4, 1776

According to popular legend the Liberty Bell rang for the 2nd Continental Congress two hundred and thirty nine years ago, on July 4th, 1776. US Congress proclaimed the Declaration of Independence and independence from Britain.


2. One World Trade Center

The top floor of the One World Trade Center marks 1,776 feet high, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere by pinnacle height and the third-tallest building in the world.

Click here for a virtual panoramic view.  This view gives a good perception of how deep the Pumpkin Hollow shaft is of 1,776 feet below surface at the mine site.


The One World Trade Center soars over Lower Manhattan with 104-stories and sits where the twin towers did, not only honoring the 3,000 lives lost in the terrorist attacks of 9/11, but also serving as a reminder of the resiliency and resolve of the American people.


4. Pumpkin Hollow Shaft Reaches 1,776 feet deep

Recently, the shaft at Pumpkin Hollow reached a depth of 1,776 feet deep.  We believe this is significant and symbolic of the progress that Nevada Copper is making in developing  Pumpkin Hollow Mine.  The shaft is now moving closer to production of copper, a strategically important metal, here in the U.S.

The 24-foot diameter, vertical production shaft will have an ultimate depth of 2,160 feet deep and is being constructed by Cementation USA Inc. for Nevada Copper.


Cementation, Inc., Area Superintendent Tim Goodell briefs Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator, Rita Menesini about certain specifications on the shaft. In the background is Nevada Copper’s, Pumpkin Hollow Project Safety Manager, Mike Weaver.

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Cementation underground crew in this picture from left to right is Jose Justo, James Webb, Steve Ramirez, Kyle Kelly and Troy Thorn standing in front of the 1776 shaft depth marker.







Bachelors of Science, Mining Engineers, Tate Boyster and Axel Loehden inquire about employment at the Nevada Copper booth.


Metallurgical Engineers sign-up for possible summer internship at Nevada Copper.


Nevada Copper participated in the Natural Resources and Environmental Science/Mackay School of Earth Sciences and Engineering Career and Internship Fair of 2015.  The NRES-Mackay School of Mines event took place in the Joe Crowley Student Union, University of Nevada, Reno on February 11, 2015.

This event provided an opportunity to meet and interact with the students majoring or interested in career fields such as environmental science, geology, mining engineering, metallurgical and related units.

Rita Kay Menesini, Nevada Copper’s Community Relations Coordinator says the students and graduates presented themselves in a most professional manner and showed much potential for future hiring.  She wishes each & every student the best.

A big thank you to Katia Albright, M.A., Coordinator of Career Development, Nancy Markee, Ph.D, Associate Professor Natural Resources and Environmental Science, and to Julie Stoughton, M.S., Lecturer and Academic Advisor Natural Resources and Environmental Science.  Also to everyone involved in organizing this beneficial event.



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Nevada Copper PUMPKIN HOLLOW project update

 February 10, 2015 – Nevada Copper Corp. (TSX: NCU) (“Nevada Copper” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update and summary of project activities for 2015 on its 100% owned Pumpkin Hollow Copper Project (“the Project”), located near Yerington, Nevada.


  • Land conveyance and final permits expected by June:
    • Passage of the Yerington land bill was signed into law by President Obama on December 19,2014 and directs the conveyance of 10,400 acres of Federal land to the City of Yerington within 180 days as prescribed by law;
    • Binding agreements were executed with the City of Yerington on February 9, 2015 to formalize the details of the land conveyance from the City to Nevada Copper;
    • Nevada Copper will acquire private ownership of all Federal land surrounding Pumpkin Hollow which will consolidate the entire Project within a privately held land position where the required permits will be under State jurisdiction and not Federal; and,
    • Receipt of all key State permits for the open pit operation are expected by June by way of revisions to the current Reclamation and Air Pollution Control permits;
  • Integrated Feasibility Study launched – With the passage of the Land Bill and receipt of permits expected by June 2015, the previously announced Stage 2 Open Pit optimization and updated Feasibility Study (see November 4, 2014 News release) has been modified to allow for the inclusion of high grade supplemental mill feed from the East and E2 underground deposits (“Integrated Feasibility Study”);
  • Shaft approaching completion – At the Eastern underground development, the production sized shaft is at a current depth of 1,806 feet – over 95% complete towards the main 1,900 foot haulage level which is expected to be reached in the next few weeks;
  • Open pit and underground drilling programs:
    • 26,000 feet (7,900 meters) of drilling from underground drill stations is expected to commence in May; and,
    • 74,000 feet (22,600 meters) of open pit drilling has commenced.

Giulio Bonifacio, President and CEO, stated: “With successful passage of the Land Bill, and with open pit permits expected by June, Nevada Copper can now consider a large scale project development with a single large concentrator with mill feed from an open pit supplemented by high grade underground ore. We will continue to preserve our development options with respect to a staged development versus a single large integrated project, until such time as we have the results of the Integrated Feasibility Study and can determine our optimal strategy going forward. In either case, first production is targeted for late 2016, early 2017, subject to completion of financing arrangements.

 We are also very excited about the commencement of our open pit and underground drilling programs which will focus on enlarging the high grade zones within the current reserve, especially in areas planned for mining in the early years, and will provide additional data for mine development designs while also expanding the open mineralized areas.

 Federal Land Conveyance and Open Pit Permitting

On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed into law a bill that contained provisions directing the Secretary of the Interior to convey 10,400 acres of Federal lands surrounding the Pumpkin Hollow project to the City of Yerington by June 17, 2015 (180 days is specified in the legislation). With funding provided by the Company, the City will acquire the land and, under our agreements with them, immediately re-convey most of the land to Nevada Copper at no additional cost.

Nevada Copper is working closely with the City of Yerington to advance the Federal conveyancing process and, in expectation of a successful closing in June, is concurrently completing the revisions to the current Reclamation and Air Pollutions Control State permits for a large open pit development, setting the stage for issuance of all key open pit permits by June 2015.  All permits for the underground operation are currently in place.

 In anticipation of closing the land conveyance in June, binding agreements were executed with the City of Yerington on February 9, 2015.  These agreements formalize the funding mechanisms for the acquisition and the obligations of the City to Nevada Copper.

Integrated Feasibility Study

With passage of the Land Bill and no Federal permit requirements, the Company expects receipt of all State permits for a large Stage 2 open pit project in Q2 2015. Early delivery of these open pit development permits strongly suggests reorienting the current engineering work on the open pit feasibility study towards a single, large 70,000 tons/day concentrator with dual sources of mill feed rather than proceeding by way of a staged project (6,500 tons/day Stage 1 underground project followed by a 70,000 tons/day Stage 2 open pit project).  Mill feed will comprise an average of 63,500 tons/day of open pit ore blended with 6,500 tons/day of high grade ore from the Eastern underground deposits.

The previous open pit mining plans for the Stage 2 North open pit demonstrated a production profile with higher- than-average copper grades (0.5% to .6%) in the early years (see 2012 Stage 2 Feasibility Study filed on SEDAR).  The addition of higher grade mill feed (plus 1.75% copper) from the Eastern underground deposits will further improve mill feed grades in the important early production years.  The enhanced mill copper feed grades, coupled with elimination of the capital required for the smaller 6,500 tons/day mill proposed for the standalone Stage 1 underground project, are anticipated to provide better capital efficiency and overall better project economics.

After the Stage 2 Open Pit Feasibility Study was completed in 2013, results from 9,880 meters (32,414 feet) of additional drilling on the North Deposit were received.  In Q2-2014, the Company decided to incorporate these drill results to ascertain if the data would improve the present mine design. In particular, drill hole NC12-34 as previously disclosed in a news release dated September, 13, 2012, on the southwestern edge of the North Deposit ultimate pit intersected 690 feet (210.3 meters), 625.3 feet (190.6 meters) true thickness, grading 1.17% copper, including 150 feet grading 3.8% Another drill hole, NC13-05, disclosed in a news release dated June 17, 2013, along the western edge of the North deposit and not included in the 2013 Feasibility Study, intersected several zones including 125 feet (38.1 meters), true thickness, grading 1.45% copper. The new information resulted in an opportunity to significantly improve the grade profile and reduce mine waste rock quantities by re-evaluating the pit shell in the North Deposit.  Preliminary work to date on the mineral resource calculations and production schedule has demonstrated positive results with respect to the copper grades and copper production in the early years, as well as overall life-of-mine copper grades.

The 70,000 tons/day Integrated Feasibility Study will incorporate all available current information, including new drilling data, mine plans, engineering work and updated capital and operating costs for both the open pit and underground operations associated with this development.  Completion of the Integrated Feasibility Study is targeted for April 2015.

Readers are cautioned that until the results of the Integrated Feasibility Study are available, the implications of the copper grade, production increases, addition of high grade underground ore feed, cost updates on the Project, and the impact on Project economics, cannot be fully determined.

Eastern Underground Deposits: Main Shaft & Lateral Development Plans

The circular 24-foot diameter concrete-lined production sized shaft is currently at the 1,806 foot level – over 95% of the way towards the main 1,900 haulage level.  The shaft continues to progress through dry ground with water inflows controlled by two fully commissioned dewatering wells.

Reaching the 1,900 foot haulage level is expected in the next several weeks.  About 700 feet of lateral development will then commence on this level to establish setup locations for delineation and development drilling, and to provide for future access to the East ore zones. As lateral development continues, the shaft will be deepened to its final depth of 2,160 feet.

Open Pit and Underground Drilling

The East deposit has not been drilled since 2011 and the deposit remains open in several directions. With a reserve in excess of 13 years it was determined that additional delineation and development drilling would be more cost effective from underground drill stations once the production shaft reached the 1,900 level.

The underground drill program totaling 26,000 feet (7,900 meters) is expected to commence in May after reaching the 1,900 level in late February, and after excavation of sufficient lateral development to establish drill stations. The planned underground drill program will focus on enlarging the high grade zones within the current reserve, especially in areas planned for mining in the early years, and will provide additional data for mine development designs while expanding the open mineralized areas.

Management believes that the program has the potential to improve the overall copper production grades especially in the early years while also allowing for expansion of the combined Eastern underground copper reserve boundaries that remains open in several directions.

The open pit drill program totaling 74,000 feet (22,600 meters) has commenced with drilling results being reported as they become available.  The drill program will focus on the important “saddle zone” located between the North and South deposits and areas of the North pit that, with success, will further enhance current copper grades and reduce the strip ratio.  Drilling success in the saddle zone is expected to add copper pounds by converting into ore that which was previously considered waste due to lack of drill data.

Financing Update

Nevada Copper has a cash balance of US$36 million as at December 31, 2014. The Company also has US$110 million remaining as the undrawn portion of its Red Kite secured loan facility (see December 30, 2014 News Release).  The final draw of the latter loan facility is subject to certain conditions, including completion of the shaft and arrangement of the balance of funding of Stage 1 project capital.  Nevada Copper also has an available US$24 million Caterpillar Financial equipment lease finance facility available for mobile equipment purchases.

The Pala bridge loan facility has recently been extended to April 26, 2015.

About Nevada Copper

The Company’s advanced stage Pumpkin Hollow project in Nevada consists of a fully permitted, 6,500 tons/day underground copper mine development, with the main shaft in construction, and a nearby 70,000 tons/day open pit mine copper project with permits expected in Q2-2015.  Projected average copper production for the first five years is 75 million lbs./year from the Stage 1 underground mine, and 220 million lbs./year from the Stage 2 open pit mine.  The project is located near Yerington, Nevada, close to road, rail, and power infrastructure, and with all future water supply requirements met.

For further information please visit the Nevada Copper corporate website ( and visit our Pumpkin Hollow virtual tour.

Qualified Persons

The technical information in this release has been reviewed and approved by Gregory French, P.G., Vice-President, Exploration & Project Development, Timothy D. Arnold, P.E., Vice President Operations, and Robert McKnight, P. Eng., Executive Vice-President and CFO of Nevada Copper, all of whom are Non-independent Qualified Persons within the meaning of NI 43-101.



 Giulio T. Bonifacio, President & CEO

 Cautionary Language

This news release includes certain statements and information that may contain forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. All statements in this news release, other than statements of historical facts are forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements and forward-looking information specifically include, but are not limited to, statements concerning: management’s expectations of the production shaft reaching the 1900 foot level in Q1-2015, expectations as to the possible results of the Integrated Feasibility Study when completed, expectations as to the results of the planned underground and surface drilling programs, completing the land conveyance and receiving Stage 2 permits by June 2015, as well as the Company’s plans in general at the Pumpkin Hollow Project.

Forward-looking statements or information relate to future events and future performance and include statements regarding the expectations and beliefs of management and include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the estimation of mineral resources and reserves, the realization of mineral resources and mineral reserve estimates, the timing and amount of estimated future production, capital costs, costs of production, capital expenditures, success of mining operations, environmental risks and other mining related matters.  Often, but not always, forward-looking statements and forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects”, “potential”, “is expected”, “anticipated”, “is targeted”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates”, or “believes” or the negatives thereof or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will” be taken, occur or be achieved.  Forward-looking statements or information include, but are not limited to, statements or information with respect to known or unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information.

Forward-looking statements or information are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual events or results to differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements or information, including, without limitation, risks and uncertainties relating to: requirements for additional capital; loss of its material properties; interest rates increase; global economy; no history of production; future metals price fluctuations, speculative nature of exploration activities; periodic interruptions to exploration, development and mining activities; environmental hazards and liability; industrial accidents; failure of processing and mining equipment to perform as expected; labor disputes; supply problems; uncertainty of production and cost estimates; the interpretation of drill results and the estimation of mineral resources and reserves; changes in project parameters as plans continue to be refined; possible variations in ore reserves, grade of mineralization or recovery rates may differ from what is indicated and the difference may be material; legal and regulatory proceedings and community actions; accidents, title matters; regulatory restrictions; permitting and licensing; volatility of the market price of Common Shares; insurance; competition; hedging activities; currency fluctuations; loss of key employees; unanticipated political events in the United States,  other risks of the mining industry as well as those factors discussed in the section entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Information Form dated March 25, 2014.  Should one or more of these risks and uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in forward-looking statements or information.  The Company disclaims any intent or obligation to update forward-looking statements or information except as required by law, and you are referred to the full discussion of the Company’s business contained in the Company’s reports filed with the securities regulatory authorities in Canada. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, there may be other factors that could cause results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended.  For more information on Nevada Copper and the risks and challenges of its business, investors should review Nevada Copper’s annual filings that are available at

The Company provides no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.


For further information call:
Eugene Toffolo VP, Investor Relations & Communications
Phone:     604-683-8266
Toll free: 1-877-648-8266
Robert McKnight, P.Eng., MBA
Executive Vice President  & CFO
Phone 604-683-1309


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On January 9, 2015, Yerington High School had their “College Career Day”.  Nevada Copper shared with the students information on career opportunities, schooling, training and what it takes to work at a mine.  Graduates from mining related subjects are some of the most highly sought after professionals in the country.


YHS Mining Club visits the   Nevada Copper booth.

YHS Mining Club visits the Nevada Copper booth.

Girls love the idea of a "Pink" hardhat.

Girls love the idea of a pink hardhat.


Sophomores, Rachel Naswall, Jamie Parker and Khendra Brown inquiry about engineering careers.

Sophomores, Rachel Naswall, Jamie Parker and Khendra Brown inquire about mine engineering careers.  All three students showed interest in Chemical Engineering/Metallurgy.  Below is a description of what a metallurgy career consists of.

Metallurgists work at mineral processing sites and may specialize in either primary (extractive) or secondary (physical) metallurgy. Primary metallurgists are most often employed by the minerals industry and they may perform the following tasks:

  • Study and apply physical methods for separating minerals from their ores using magnetic, electric, gravity or chemical methods;
  • Apply methods for extracting commercial quantities of minerals from their ores;
  • Supervise sampling from various stages of processing;
  • Advise operators on changes necessary to improve the process;
  • Improve process methods;
  • Develop and control methods of storing and treating waste material, and
  • Prepare technical reports.

Process Engineers transform low value, impure raw materials into commercially valuable products. The main sources of these raw materials are low grade minerals, by-products of other processing operations and recycled materials. Minerals process engineers are employed in all stages of raw materials processing and, in the minerals industry, may perform the following tasks:

  • Process design and development;
  • Process control and management;
  • Pure and applied research;
  • Study and apply chemical and process metallurgy techniques;
  • Coordinate recovery of samples for laboratory analysis and testing;
  • Choose and operate a combination of treatments to produce the deired quality of products at optimum efficiency; and
  • Prepare cost budgets of operations to evaluate economic feasibility of processes.

Metallurgy/Processing typically suits someone who likes chemistry, maths and physics and is interested in engineering and science, has an aptitude for computing and design and has good problem solving skills. Metallurgists and Process Engineers need to be able to work as part of a team as well as independently. Good oral and written communication skills are also valued.

Requires the completion of an engineering degree at a University.