Northern Vertex Mining Corporation announced Thursday the completion of five gold shipments from the Moss Mine.
“Commissioning at the Moss Mine continues towards commercial production,” Kenneth Berry, Northern Vertex president and CEO, said in a release. “I am delighted with the progress made by our operations team, led by Bill Martinich, to check off punch-list items and provide insightful equipment upgrades to improve operational efficiencies. We anticipate further optimizations during this ramp up period as we continue to pour gold at the Moss Mine.”
Northern Vertex Mining Corp., the parent company of Golden Vertex Corp., is the owner of Moss Mine, an open-pit gold and silver mining operation off Silver Creek Road east of Bullhead City.
The company reports 241,000 metric tons of ore grade material has been mined to date and that operating rates are currently averaging 20 percent over feasibility study rates of 386 metric tons hourly through the crushing plant. Since the company announced its first gold pour on March 7, five shipments of ore for external refining total
374 ounces of gold and 1,089 ounces of silver.
The company also reported the Bureau of Land Management opened its public comment period through May 18 for the Environmental Assessment for proposed rights-of-way for the electric distribution line, fiber optic line and road expansion proposed on public lands east of the city to the Moss Mine.
One application is for a right-of-way and associated temporary-use permit to build and operate an overhead electric distribution line alongside Silver Creek Road from eastern Bullhead City to Moss Mine property. Another application is for a right-of-way for a concurrent fiber optic line that will be under-built on the same structures as the distribution line. The final application is for a ROW to widen, re-
contour and maintain BLM Route 7717, an existing dirt road, from Silver Creek Road to Moss Mine property.