Firstgold Corp. Announces Production Begins at Relief Canyonadmin
Firstgold Corp.announced that it has begun processing ore at the Relief Canyon Mine. Founder/COO Scott Dockter stated, “As of 6 AM this morning, Firstgold began stacking ore on the new heap leach pad, which officially begins the production phase. It’s exciting to move out of the construction phase, and we are looking forward to this production phase.”
Crushed ore will continue to be stacked for the next two to three weeks, at which time full cyanide solution will be applied. At that point, fluids will permeate through the stacked ore and be collected and processed at Firstgold’s newly constructed process plant. Initial collection of gold values is anticipated in early January, although recovered gold values will not be maximized for several months.
Over the past year, Firstgold Corp. has amended its plan of operation and brought the Relief Canyon mine into production. The company has also designed and erected a new process plant, crushers, and heap leach pad.
Relief Canyon is located outside Lovelock, Nevada on the site of the previously producing Pegasus Gold Mine. Firstgold currently leases over 10,000 acres of prime exploration property in Nevada. Additional information about Firstgold Corp. can be found by visiting its web site at www.firstgoldcorp.com.