Comstock Iron Mine

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Comstock Iron Mine

 

Project description

Gilbert Development Corporation has been the contract miner for the two previous owners, USX (85-87) and Geneva Steel (87-95), as well as the current owner Palladon Ventures Ltd (07-present). Responsibilities have included: Mining of open pit existing mines, opening of new pits (including ‘tip-top’ sitting on the highest point on Iron Mountain that many said could never be mined), blasting, hauling, crushing, processing of iron ore, waste haulage, pit dewatering, reclaiming of low grade waste dumps, magnetic separation, wet concentrate processing, loading/scheduling with Union Pacific Railroad, and railroad expansion.