Allied Nevada reported that the temporary repairs to the secondary and tertiary crushers have been completed and the crushing system is back in operation at the Hycroft mine. With these repairs completed, the company expects to be able to achieve its planned crushing rates of approximately 1 million tons per month for the heap leach operation. A permanent solution, bringing the crushing capacity to that required for the mill operations, is being engineered and is expected to be installed in the next year, well ahead of when it is required for the mill expansion.
Allied Nevada does not anticipate any negative impact to its full-year production guidance due to the delay in bringing the crusher online. The manufacturer has accepted responsibility for the costs of the temporary and permanent repairs.