Midway Gold Corp. announced it conducted the first gold pour at its Pan mine in White Pine County, Nevada, in late March. Pan is the company’s first producing mine and has advanced from permitting through construction in a little more than three years. The company said on March 26 — 20 days after the introduction of cyanide — it poured approximately 100 oz while commissioning the refinery. The first production-scale pour was scheduled to occur on March 30.
“Pouring of gold at the Pan mine marks the beginning of a new chapter at Midway Gold,” said Bill Zisch, Midway’s president and CEO. “While we have had many hurdles to overcome during development and construction, our team has persevered and maintained a focus on initial gold production.”