Newrange Gold had announced the submittal of all necessary documents and applications to the US Bureau of Land Management to transfer the existing Pamlico Permits for underground development and bulk sampling under the name of Newrange Gold. There are meetings scheduled to review these applications.
All secured permits, once transferred, will be held by Newrange’s US subsidiary, NR Gold LLC. Included in this transfer will be the permits for the 200m long, partially completed Merritt decline, surface infrastructure and the yet to be completed 1,000 ton test mining and bulk sample. Robert Archer, Newrange’s CEO, said by securing these permits in Newrange’s name, will be an important step forward in paving the way to complete the 1,000 ton bulk sample and test mining later in 2019 or early in 2020.
Mr. Archer included that the bulk sample will yield additional metallurgical information, and geotechnical data compiled during the test mining will provide very important data on rock mechanics, potential for environmental impacts and other geotechnical data that will be needed in future resource estimates and mine planning.