Posted in | News | Gold

Atna Resources Updates Development on Pinson Mine in Nevada

Atna Resources, a gold mining company, has provided an update on the progress being made on its Pinson Mine located near Winnemucca, Nevada during the 1Q and 2Q of 2012.

The updates are as follows: nearly1,600 tons of oxide ore sample has been processed and shipped at Twin Creeks Juniper mill; the Pinson NI 43-101 technical report that provides a comprehensive information on underground minable reserves was released on May 31, 2012; in the Mag pit field, large diameter metallurgical core drilling has been completed and tenders are being secured for column leach and metallurgical test work; and a crushing facility and mobile surface tool have been purchased by the company to support underground backfill preparation, ore handling and other processes.

Atna Resources also submitted a modification of the existing Water Pollution Control Permit of Pinson to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection for allowing an improved mining rate of about 400,000 tons of oxide ore per year. The company expects about a 6-month period to receive approval for the modification. Currently, secondary access has been completed by more than 75% and entire completion is expected to be over by July end. In addition, surface infrastructure is being enhanced to aid full-scale operation, including the commissioning of extra de-watering well capacity and construction of an assay laboratory, as well as upgrades to electrical systems.

Once the secondary access is completed, known ore zone will be developed and the ramp decline will be deepened. Based on the Pinson Technical Report, Atna anticipates a six-year mine life at Pinson. The mine will produce approximately 550,000 oz of gold at an average rate of about 90,000 oz annually.


Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the author expressed in their private capacity and do not necessarily represent the views of Limited T/A AZoNetwork the owner and operator of this website. This disclaimer forms part of the Terms and conditions of use of this website.

G.P. Thomas

Written by

G.P. Thomas

Gary graduated from the University of Manchester with a first-class honours degree in Geochemistry and a Masters in Earth Sciences. After working in the Australian mining industry, Gary decided to hang up his geology boots and turn his hand to writing. When he isn't developing topical and informative content, Gary can usually be found playing his beloved guitar, or watching Aston Villa FC snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.


Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Atna Resources Ltd.. (2019, February 18). Atna Resources Updates Development on Pinson Mine in Nevada. AZoMining. Retrieved on September 21, 2023 from

  • MLA

    Atna Resources Ltd.. "Atna Resources Updates Development on Pinson Mine in Nevada". AZoMining. 21 September 2023. <>.

  • Chicago

    Atna Resources Ltd.. "Atna Resources Updates Development on Pinson Mine in Nevada". AZoMining. (accessed September 21, 2023).

  • Harvard

    Atna Resources Ltd.. 2019. Atna Resources Updates Development on Pinson Mine in Nevada. AZoMining, viewed 21 September 2023,

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type