Comstock Mining receives approval for expansion permit

July 3, 2013

Comstock Mining announced that it received unanimous approval from the Storey County Commission to expand processing capacity through an application to amend the Company's existing Special Use Permit No. 2000-222-A-2. The full board was present and voted to approve Comstock Mining's application. The company's amendments to its existing SUP are to expand the land area and modify uses allowed on its existing ore processing facility at 1200 American Flat Road, Gold Hill, Nevada. Comstock Mining applied for amendments in conjunction with its plans to expand its existing 40-acre processing facility site and to accommodate anticipated growth and efficiency opportunities related to processing and post-operations reclamation. In addition, the proposed expansion will also accommodate the development of three additional heap leach pad cells and will ultimately increase the rate of processing and other ancillary uses.