Paramount Gold Receives Permit From Malheur County for its Proposed Grassy Mountain Underground Mine in Eastern Oregon
WINNEMUCCA, Nev., June 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Paramount Gold Nevada Corp. (NYSE American: PZG) ("Paramount” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that the Malheur County Planning Commission has approved the Conditional Use Permit (“CUP”) for the proposed Grassy Mountain underground mine (“Grassy Mountain”) located in eastern Oregon.
In a public meeting held on May 23, 2019 in Ontario, Oregon, the Malheur County Planning Commission voted unanimously to approve the proposed CUP for Grassy Mountain and to recommend approval of a Sage Grouse Rule Permit to the Malheur County Court. As the permit name states, the County issued the CUP with conditions, which in the case of Grassy Mountain, are the following:
- The applicant will subscribe to the Vale rangeland fire protection Association;
- The applicant shall collaborate with the Malheur County sheriff’s office in regard to a security plan as well as law enforcement and emergency response plans;
- Any road improvements necessary to serve Grassy Mountain must be constructed according to county design standards to the satisfaction of the County Road Master; and
- The applicant shall obtain approval for its reclamation plan from Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (“DOGAMI”), prior to beginning mining operations. Unless otherwise prohibited by DOGAMI, the Applicant may conduct pre-construction and construction activities prior to obtaining approval for its reclamation plan.
Paramount CEO, Glen Van Treek, commented: “The final acceptance of the CUP is a major accomplishment in our permitting efforts of Grassy Mountain and indicates the commitment and support that the local communities and authorities have towards advancing Grassy Mountain into operation. To our knowledge, this is the first CUP ever granted for an underground gold mining project in Oregon.”
About Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
Paramount Gold Nevada is a U.S. based precious metals exploration and development company. Paramount’s strategy is to create shareholder value through exploring and developing its mineral properties and to realize this value for its shareholders in three ways: by selling its assets to established producers; entering into joint ventures with producers for construction and operation; or constructing and operating mines for its own account.
Paramount owns 100% of the Grassy Mountain Gold Project which consists of approximately 4,450 hectares located on private and BLM land in Malheur County, Oregon. The Grassy Mountain Gold Project contains a gold-silver deposit (100% located on private land) for which results of a positive PFS have been released and key permitting milestones accomplished (see press release dated May 24, 2018). Additionally, Paramount owns a 100% interest in the Sleeper Gold Project located in Northern Nevada. The Sleeper Gold Project, which includes the former producing Sleeper mine, totals 2,322 unpatented mining claims (approximately 60 square miles or 15,500 hectares).
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Paramount Gold Nevada Corp.
Glen Van Treek, President, CEO and Director
Christos Theodossiou, Director of Corporate Communications