Rye Patch Gold Corp has completed the first gold pour from the new leach pad at the refurbished Florida Canyon mine in northwest Nevada. A total 485 oz of gold was poured as doré in the month of April from the new South Heap leach pad with the first pour occurring on April 25, 2017. In addition, residual leaching from the old Florida Canyon and Standard Gold mines produced 602 oz.
“This is a significant milestone for Rye Patch Gold,” said President and CEO William Howald. “The Florida Canyon team has done a phenomenal job on the re-start of the mine and we are excited to be Nevada’s newest gold producer. We can now turn our sights to realizing the tremendous potential of our other projects along the Oreana Trend and reaching our goal of becoming Nevada’s next mid-tier producer.”
Rye Patch began irrigation of the newly built South Heap pad in mid-April 2017 only nine months after acquiring the Florida Canyon mine in July 2016. The company plans to ramp up towards commercial production during the second quarter of 2017.
Rye Patch Gold Corp is a Nevada based, Tier 1, mining company engaged in the mining and development of quality resource-based gold and silver mines and projects along the established Oreana trend in west central Nevada. Leveraging its strong financial position and cash to acquire the operating Florida Canyon gold mine, Rye Patch now controls a trend-scale platform with operations, resource assets and exploration upside.