Americas Gold and Silver Corp.’s Relief Canyon mine in Nevada, United States, declared commercial production on January 11. Since the return of the company’s large radial stacker in December, the operation has consistently met the required stacking rates, which was the final item required to declare commercial production. Full ramp-up from the operation is targeted for mid-May 2021.

“I am pleased to announce that Relief Canyon has achieved commercial production following a challenging 2020,” Americas Gold and Silver President and CEO Darren Blasutti said. “The Relief Canyon team worked hard to overcome the common teething pains in commissioning a new operation, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the failure of our large radial stacker.”

First gold was poured in February 2020 at the mine. The company also owns and operates the Cosalá Operations in Sinaloa, Mexico, manages the 60%-owned Galena Complex in Idaho, USA, and owns the San Felipe development project in Sonora, Mexico.