Comstock Mining Aims to Mine Historic Resource By Year End

Comstock Mining Inc. said that it wished to restart the gold and silver mining operations at the historic Comstock Lode site in Virginia City. The Comstock cache was discovered in 1859 and helped fund Union efforts in the Civil War and the construction of the city of San Francisco. The company added that they had been awarded the necessary permit from the state environmental regulators for this activity.

President of Comstock Mining Inc., Corrado De Gasperis said that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection approved the mercury permit that shows the company has the proper safety procedures in place to deal with the naturally occurring metal found in rocks in the region.

The company is hoping to start the mining operations at the site before the year is out. The open pit mining operation has received opposition from local residents of Virginia City, Gold Hill and Silver City due to its location which brings it close to a state and national historic district.

Comstock Mining Inc. is not too concerned with this opposition. They are happy to have hired Steven R. Tucker as Senior Mine Planner and Gertrude F. Ayakwah as Mine Planner for the project. The President of the company, Corrado De Gasperis said that they could not be happier attracting these two exceptional mine engineers to the Comstock.

Mr Gasperis added that thorough planning and checking were integrated into everything they did and Steve and Gertrude would lead the mine planning and monitor execution of their plans as they continue preparing for production.

Comstock Mining Inc. is a Nevada-based gold and silver mining company with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock District. The Company began acquiring properties in the Comstock District in 2003.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, content production, design, animation, database and networking, software, and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.


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