1960: Discovered by US Steel using airborne magnetic surveys.
Up to 2001: Over 180,000 meters of drilling by US Steel, Anaconda, and other world leading mining companies discovers and delineates large copper and magnetite resources.
Up to 2001: Several economic studies were completed with extensive metallurgical, geotechnical and geophysical studies.
Acquired by Nevada Copper in 2005 with copper prices at $1.40/lb.
Nevada Copper completed over 180,000 meters of drilling to date.
Collection of geotechnical, metallurgical, environmental and hydrological baseline data has been ongoing since 2006 to support permitting and feasibility efforts.
Nevada Copper completes NI 43-101 compliant resource estimates in 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 as well as a Preliminary Economic Assessment in 2008*.
Completed NI 43-101 Technical Reports -- Feasibility Studies in 2015, 2013 and 2012 (see Development Program)*
Positive NI 43-101 Technical Report Pre-Feasibility Study completed: NI 43-101 Technical Report: Pumpkin Hollow Development Options -- Pre-feasibility Study 5,000 tons/day Underground Project; Feasibility Study for a 70,000 tons/day Open Pit/Underground Project -- effective date September 15, 2017”*
Construction on underground operation started in 2012.
*The 2017 NI 43-101 Technical Report supersedes all other Technical Reports disclosed on this website. All NI 43-101 Technical Reports dated prior to 2017 are historical in nature and are not considered current.