In March 2018, McEwen Mining Inc. submitted an Exploration Plan of Operations (EPO) for the proposed Gold Bar Exploration Project in Central Nevada. The project is located approximately 30 miles northwest of Eureka in the southern Roberts Mountains in Eureka County.
This EPO would include the exploration activities on the Gold Bar claim block immediately outside of the Gold Bar Mind project boundary.
The BLM is serving as the lead agency for preparing the Environmental Assessment in compliance with applicable regulations and guidelines.
Review of the EPO by the BLM under the Surface Management Regulation has concluded that the approval of the proposed action would not constitute a major federal action since the proposed action would not have significant effects on the human and natural environment.
As of February 5, 2019, 150,000 tons of ore have been placed on the heap leach pad since starting in December 2018. The company estimates that 55,000 ounces of gold in 2019 will be produced at the Gold Bar Mine, an all-in cost of approximately $975 per ounce.