LAKEWOOD, Colo.--(General Moly, Inc. (the "Company") (NYSE MKT: GMO)(TSX: GMO), a U.S.-based molybdenum mineral development, exploration and mining company, announced through its 80% owned Mt. Hope subsidiary, Eureka Moly, LLC, that the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (“PUCN”) has granted a permit to construct a 230 kV power line that interconnects with Nevada Energy’s transmission system at the existing Machacek Substation located near the town of Eureka, NV and extend it approximately 25 miles to the planned Mt. Hope Substation. In addition, the Bureau of Land Management (“BLM”) has notified the Company that its surety bonds were approved for Rights-of-Way grants for the 230 kV power transmission line.)--
Bob Pennington, Chief Operating Officer of General Moly, said, “This permit allows us to build the transmission infrastructure in a timely manner and provide the necessary capacity to power everything from the electric shovels we will begin to use during pre-stripping operations to the 60,000 ton per day mill which will start up when Mt. Hope begins production. Construction of the transmission line will also include upgrades to an existing substation near Eureka that will improve the reliability of electrical power to that community. We appreciate the focus and diligence the PUCN and BLM showed in expediting these approvals.”
At full production the Mt. Hope mine will have a total electrical demand load of approximately 75 megawatts. Transmission capacity was secured in 2008 with a cash deposit of approximately $13 million. The Company is currently negotiating for generating capacity, which will be available once the power line is constructed and energized.
General Moly is a U.S.-based molybdenum mineral development, exploration and mining company listed on the NYSE MKT (formerly the NYSE AMEX) and the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol GMO. Our primary asset, our interest in the Mt. Hope project located in central Nevada, is considered one of the world's largest and highest grade molybdenum deposits. Combined with our second molybdenum property, the Liberty project that is also located in central Nevada, our goal is to become the largest pure play primary molybdenum producer in the world. For more information on the Company, please visit our website at http://www.generalmoly.com.
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