April 24, 2014
RENO, Nev. (AP) - The company that brought gold and silver mining back to the historic Comstock region around Virginia City says the operation is proving as successful as expected and new discoveries have it optimistic about the future.
Comstock Mining Inc. began mining the hills of the Virginia Range southeast of Reno seven months ago and now is on the verge of reaching production goals.
Company officials tell the Reno-Gazette Journal (http://on.rgj.com/ZdiH15 ) that ore is being pulled from an open pit at Gold Hill at a rate of 4,000 tons per day. It's being processed and poured into bars of blended gold and silver at a rate of nearly 300 ounces per week.
They say that's close to the 2013 goal of 400 ounces per week with annual production of 20,000 ounces.
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