Construction of McEwen Mining’s Gold Bar mine is on track for completion in 2018, and commercial production is expected to begin in the first quarter of 2019. Activity at Gold Bar has reached full capacity with more than 200 contractors on-site daily. Open-pit mine development is well under way and key process facilities are all under construction. The company has commenced gold recovery plant structural steel and process equipment installation; continued heap-leach pad construction (about 50% complete); first generator on site, two more will be dispatched in September; crushing plant installation complete, conveyor installation continues; and continued mine waste stripping and ore stockpiling. McEwen’s principal assets consist of the San José mine in Santa Cruz, Argentina (49% interest), the El Gallo Gold mine and El Gallo Silver project in Mexico, the Black Fox mine in Timmins, Canada, the Gold Bar mine in Nevada, currently under construction, and the large Los Azules copper project in Argentina, advancing toward development.
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