GoldSpring Receives Permit
* Press Release
* Source: GoldSpring, Inc.
* On 9:15 am EST, Monday November 2, 2009
GOLD HILL, Nev., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GoldSpring, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: GSPG - News) announced today that the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) has approved a major modification to its Water Pollution Control Permit. The modification was requested to allow the addition of a milling operation that will increase the recovery of gold and silver at its Comstock Mine Project.
The changes to the process facilities approved under the permit modification include:
* Installation of a new three-stage crushing system;
* Construction and operation of two new crushed-ore storage areas;
* Implementation of a high-grade ore milling circuit in a contained area;
* Increasing the capacity of the leach solution pumping systems;
* Construction of a new pregnant solution pond; and
* Doubling the Merrill-Crowe processing plant capacity.
"The mill will greatly improve the economics of the project," stated Jim Golden, GoldSpring's Chief Operating Officer (COO). "Tests by an independent metallurgical laboratory concluded that the addition of a mill will improve gold recovery from 65% to approximately 95%. This permit keeps us on track to reopen the mine in 2010."
The issuance of this major modification to the Water Pollution Control Permit included roughly six months of engineering, metallurgy, and project design to prepare the comprehensive permit application. After submitting the application to NDEP in February 2009, the GoldSpring engineering team met with NDEP engineers several times to ensure efficient design, engineering, and operating practices, as well as environmental integrity.
Dennis Anderson, GoldSpring Senior Engineer, said, "The engineering team worked closely with NDEP on the permit modification. Receiving this permit is an important milestone towards reopening the mine. This major modification to the primary operating permit affords a significantly enhanced opportunity for precious metals production."
About GoldSpring, Inc.
GoldSpring, Inc. is a North American precious metals mining company, focused in Nevada, with extensive, contiguous property in the Comstock Lode District. In the Company's relatively short history, it secured permits, built an infrastructure and brought the Comstock Lode project into production. Since 2005, the Company has been acquiring additional properties around its Comstock Lode project in northern Nevada, expanding its footprint and creating opportunities for exploration and mining. A drilling program through early 2009 has produced encouraging results, and led to increased engineering and permitting activities with the goal of returning the mine to production. The Company's objectives are to resume mine production, optimize metallurgical and mine processes, increase reserves through exploration and acquisitions, and continue to expand its footprint in the Comstock.
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