American Bonanza Gold Corp Adopts Changes in March for Development Mining of Ore Zones

- May 1st, 2013

American Bonanza Gold Corp. (TSX:BZA, OTCQX:ABGFF) announced progress updates at their Copperstone gold mine in Arizona from March 2013.

American Bonanza Gold Corp. (TSX:BZA, OTCQX:ABGFF) announced progress updates at their Copperstone gold mine in Arizona  from March 2013.

As quoted in the press release:

These changes included a new approach to the development mining of ore zones. New development headings are now being mined parallel to and near the ore zone, instead of the past practice of approaching ore zones by development mining along strike into each ore zone. Upon completion of the development drift, the ore zones will then be accessed by short crosscuts into and across the middle of the ore zones. This allows for significantly shorter access into the ore zones, more ore mining areas because ore production will reach both directions along strike from the access crosscut, shorter backfilling requirements, and less mining of material with low grades at the strike extremities of the ore zones.

American Bonanza’s President and CEO, Brian Kirwin, said:

We are starting to see the results from our change in the mining plans and the focus on sustainable production. The addition of our new Mine Manager, Senior Geologist and Controller has reinforced our senior team, and their expertise and positive contributions to the project have been welcomed by all at Copperstone. We will continue to see some irregularities in grade and product through April as we implement our sustainability goals but are committed to catching up on development as quickly as possible and declare commercial production.

To view the whole press release, click here. 

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