Gold Bar project is a proposed mine development project consisting of a conventional open pit mine with an oxide gold heap leach recovery circuit. The project is located within the Battle Mountain-Eureka-Cortez gold trend in Eureka County, Central Nevada. The property was previously mined from 1990 to 1994 by Atlas Precious Metals Inc. The nearest operating mines are Barrick Gold's Ruby Hill, which produced 127,000 ounces of gold in 2011 and is located approximately 25 miles to the Southeast; and Barrick Gold’s Cortez mine, which produced 1.42 million ounces of gold in 2011 and is located approximately 35 miles to the Northwest.
The Gold Bar project is currently in the permitting phase with construction expected to begin in 2014, and gold production expected in 2015. A pre-feasibility study was completed by SRK Consulting and published in November 2011.
Gold Bar technical information on this page was derived from the technical report titled “NI 43-101 Technical Report on Resources and Reserves Gold Bar Project, Eureka County, Nevada” dated February 24, 2012 with an effective date of November 28, 2011, prepared by J. Pennington, C.P.G., MSc., Frank Daviess, MAusIMM, Registered SME, Eric Olin,, MBA, RM-SME, MSc, Herb Osborn, P.E, Joanna Poeck, MMSA, B. Eng., Kent Hartley P.E. Mining, SME, BSc, Mike Levy, P.E, P.G, MSc., Evan Nikirk, P. E., Mark Allan Willow, M.Sc, C.E.M. and Neal Rigby, CEng, MIMMM, PhD, all of whom are qualified persons and all of whom are independent of McEwen Mining, each asdefined by NI 43-101. To access the report click here.
All resource and reserve estimates reported by McEwen Mining Inc. are calculated in accordance with 43-101 and the Canadian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy Classification system. These standards differ significantly from the requirements of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Mineral resources which are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated economic viability.