PRESS RELEASE: Earthworks to prepare the portals are nearly complete and the company expects to begin advancing the declines within the next month, several months ahead of schedule.
In addition, the water treatment plant remains on schedule with all major equipment delivered and commissioning expected in July 2018. The voluntary remediation plan which includes a modern lined tailings storage facility (TSF) with an underdrain collection pond (UCP) remains on schedule. The first TSF area earthworks movement is complete and the TSF is ready to be lined. The TSF will be used to store historic tailings as well as being used for storage of material being removed from the twin exploration decline. The earthworks for the UCP are complete and the liner is currently being installed.
James Gowans, president and CEO of Arizona Mining, said: "I am very pleased to see the significant progress at the Taylor project. Our construction team and our suppliers are meeting our internal milestones while operating in a safe and responsible manner. With the commencement of the twin exploration decline, we are now underway on three facilities that will serve as the foundation for future operations for the site."