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10 facts about the Brucejack gold mine as it passes midway on construction

Construction of the Brucejack high-grade underground gold mine has passed the halfway point as it edges closer to its 2017 completion date. The mine, l...

Dale Benton
|Oct 27|magazine5 min read

Construction of the Brucejack high-grade underground gold mine has passed the halfway point as it edges closer to its 2017 completion date.

The mine, located in north-western British Columbia, is in development by Pretium Resources Inc.

Here’s 10 facts about the Brucejack gold-mine:

It is 100 percent owned by Pretivm

One of the largest high grading undeveloped gold projects in the world

Construction began in September 2015 and is targeted for 2017 completion

The full mine site consists of 122,133 hectares

A feasibility study in 2014 revealed Proven and Probable mineral reserves of 6.9 million ounces of gold (13.6 million tonnes grading 15.7 grams per tonne gold)

Brucejack, once completed and at full commercial production, will looks to produce around 2,700 tonnes of gold per day in the underground mine

The Brucejack property lies within the Hazelton group, an Early to Mid-Jurassic volcano-sedimentary sequence of rocks formed during the formation of the Stikina island arc.

Mining at Brucejack will be long hole stoping, which uses holes drilled by a production drill to a predetermined pattern as designed by a Mining Engineer.

The gold at the mine will be liberated through grinding and gravity separation, which means no acid separation whatsoever.

Brucejack is expected to employ 900 people during construction and 500 people per year over the life of the mine for an array of technical and non-technical jobs in both surface and underground operations

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