Taseko Receives Permit for Florence Test Facility

Taseko Mines has received a permit from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) to construct, operate, and close a 24-well test in-situ copper recovery operation at its Florence Copper project near the community of Florence, Arizona, midway between Phoenix and Tucson. The injection and recovery well system will be accompanied by a state-of-the-art solvent extraction and electro-winning facility that will produce copper cathode from solution from the wells.

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Dominion Developing Jay Project at Ekati

Dominion Diamond Corp. is proceeding with development of an open-pit mine on the Jay kimberlite pipe at its Ekati operations in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company’s decision followed receipt of a positive feasibility study and subsequent completion of a revised project schedule and Ekati life-of-mine plan.

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New Gold Advances Construction at Rainy River

New Gold Inc. reported in late July that overall construction at its Rainy River project in northwestern Ontario is more than 40% complete. Plant site earthworks were substantially complete, and concrete placement was more than 75% complete. Power line construction was substantially complete.

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Oceana Nearing Production Start at Haile Mine

OceanaGold reported that construction at its Haile open-pit gold mine in Lancaster county, South Carolina, remains on track for first ore to be delivered to the mill at the end of 2016. Oceana acquired the Haile project when it acquired Romarco Minerals at the end of September 2015. Romarco began construction of the project in May 2015.

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