Midway Gold Corp. officials have formally broken ground at the Pan Gold project in Nevada. The asset in White Pine is now fully permitted and construction is under way with completion pending Q3 2014; bonding for construction and mining, they added, is also in place.

Midway CEO Ken Brunk called the event “an opportunity to acknowledge those who drove the process. Without their hard work, we would not be where we are today;” the project centers on a low-cost, oxidized, Carlin-style deposit mineable by shallow open-pit methods and treatable by heap leaching.