The Elko Daily Free Press reports that Newmont Mining Co's Greater Phoenix Mine Project is proposing to expand the mine, which produces gold, silver and copper on public land about 12 miles south of Battle Mountain in Lander County.
“It’s essentially an expansion of everything we do at Phoenix Mine right now, so both gold and copper. We’ll be expanding the pit area – that’ll be expanding east, west and also deeper and that’s both our gold and copper resource, ” says Briony Coleman, Phoenix environmental specialist for sustainability and external relations.
The site will also expand its copper leach facility, waste rock facilities, and tailings storage. The expansion won’t need an increase in employees, but it will “significantly” extend the mine’s life from 2040 to 2063.
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