Nevada's Pumpkin Hollow mine begins copper output

Production at Nevada Copper's Pumpkin Hollow project has begun, the company said on Monday December 16, noting that contained copper output is expected to be about 65 million lbs (nearly 30,000 tonnes) per year once fully ramped up.

This translates to around 100,000 tonnes per year of copper concentrate.
The Yerington, Nevada, project will ship its first copper concentrate - produced from development ore stockpiled during the construction of the underground mine - in the coming weeks, US miner Nevada Copper said on Monday December 16.
Pumpkin Hollow is the first US copper project to commence production in the past decade.
The construction of the processing facility took about 16 months and cost Nevada Copper $200 million. The estimated cost of copper production at Pumpkin Hollow is $1.86 per lb.

The underground mine at Pumpkin...

Published

December 18, 2019

09:51 GMT

New York