Northern Dynasty announced the results of a Preliminary Economic Assessment in September 2021 (the "2021 PEA"), providing updated financial, production and cost estimates for its proposed Pebble Project (the "Proposed Project") in Southwest Alaska as described in the Pebble Project permit application and amendments, which recently underwent a comprehensive review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (the "Corps of Engineers"), culminating in their publishing of a Final Environmental Impact Statement in 2020. The Pebble Partnership is currently appealing a negative Record of Decision by the Corps of Engineers. In addition to the Proposed Project, the 2021 PEA examines three potential expansion scenarios, and potential alternative treatment strategies for gold that could form the basis for future permit applications and review. All of these development scenarios are subject to required federal and state permitting.
This video includes certain statements that may be deemed "forward-looking statements". All statements in this release, other than statements of historical facts, that address exploration drilling, exploitation activities and events or developments that the Company expects are forward-looking statements. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in its forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements should not be in any way construed as guarantees of the ultimate size, quality or commercial feasibility of the Pebble Project, that the Pebble Project will secure all required government permits, or of the Company's future performance.
Mineral Resources: Current estimate of the Pebble deposit1 at a 0.3% CuEQ cutoff is:
- 6.5 billion tonnes in the combined Measured and Indicated categories at a grade of 0.40% copper, 0.34 g/t gold, 240 ppm molybdenum and 1.7 g/t silver, containing 57 billion pounds of copper, 71 million ounces of gold, 3.4 billion pounds of molybdenum and 345 million ounces of silver; and
- 4.5 billion tonnes in the Inferred category at a grade of 0.25% copper, 0.25 g/t gold, 226 ppm molybdenum and 1.2 g/t silver, containing 25 billion pounds of copper, 36 million ounces of gold, 2.2 billion pounds of molybdenum and 170 million ounces of silver.
In December 2017, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd (“NDM”) submitted a 404 permitting application with a Project Description for a smaller footprint 20-year mine plan for the Pebble Project, which uses a portion of the above resource; this does not preclude further development at a later date which would require application for additional permits2.
Potential Economic Benefits: Initial estimates of some of the benefits under the current development plan3 for the Pebble deposit are provided on the Economic Benefits page on this website.
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