El Niño – An Underground Mine at South Arturo
The El Niño Project is part of South Arturo which was a Joint Venture with Barrick (Operator) and Premier Gold Mines. El Niño is now part of the Nevada Gold Mines Joint Venture (Operator) and is in close proximity to the Goldstrike Complex. We completed highwall stabilization and construction of two portals in 2018 and began development drifting in December of 2018.
Primary development which established secondary escape and flow through ventilation was completed recently.
El Niño is designed as a drift and fill mine, typically utilizing 15’ x 15’ cuts and CRF to allow ore extraction. We are excited to be Nevada Gold Mine’s partner on this important project.
Here’s an article from Premier Gold Mines Limited talking about the project: Ore Processing Commences at Premier’s El Niño Mine