The stacker is now back on the leach pad at the operation in Pershing County after extensive off-site repair work. Once repairs were completed, the unit was tested for several weeks by the fabricator and new software upgrades were installed to boost efficiency.
The return of the stacker will allow for ore placement to return to the target rate of about 14,500 tonnes per day from about 7,250t/d at present.
Looking ahead, Americas is aiming for commercial production at the operation by the end of the year and full production by the end of April 2021.
In addition to the open-pit Relief Canyon, the precious metal-focused mine also owns and operates the Cosala operations in Sinaloa, Mexico, and manages the 60%-owned Galena complex in Idaho.
According to Americas, Nevada has the second-largest gold reserves in the world.
Relief Canyon poured first gold in February.