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Drilling continues at Nevada Copper's underground copper mine in Yerington. The shaft hit a depth of more than 1,600 feet in January.

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Copper mine moves forward in Yerington

The new year is shaping up to be an eventful one for Nevada Copper. After working since early 2011 to get 10,400 acres of federal land transferred to the City of Yerington, Nevada Copper in mid December finally saw that goal realized. The transfer of land allows Nevada Copper to proceed with plans to develop a large open-pit copper mine on 3,800 acres of former federal land that surrounds the company’s underground copper mine on 1,200 acres.


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