Nord Resources Proceeding With Construction at Johnson Camp Mine to Facilitate New Copper Miningadmin
Tuesday, August 19th 2008
Nord Resources Corporation, which is reactivating copper mining at the Johnson Camp Mine in Arizona, today announced that the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality has issued the air quality permit required to proceed with construction at the mine.
“We are now moving full speed ahead in executing our plan to reach full copper production from new ore in spring 2009 at our estimated rate of approximately 25 million pounds per year,” said John Perry, President and Chief Executive Officer. “Contractors are mobilizing on to the site to begin installation of the new crushing and conveying system and other equipment.”
Nord Resources Corporation explores, develops, and operates mineral properties. The company’s primary asset is the Johnson Camp Mine, located approximately 65 miles east of Tucson, Arizona, which it is reactivating to produce copper. The company commenced commercial copper production from residual leaching of the existing ore heaps on February 1, 2008 and expects to reach full copper production at a rate of approximately 25 million pounds per annum in spring 2009. For further information, please visit our website at www.nordresources.com.