The gold cyanide leaching mill site is centrally located with respect to the mine, water supply and improved highway. This selection reduced both the length of the haulage road from mine to mill and main water supply line to a minimum. The location provided a sloping mill site, adequate tailings disposal area, housing space for both mine and mill supervisory employees and operating labor, plus a suitable area for assay office, machine and maintenance shops, lime kiln, power plant, in addition, strip for small planes for emergency usage. A tramway was installed to deliver ore from the mine portal to a point accessible for truck haulage for six miles to the mill. The water supply was developed by wells in the gravel of a river-bed and pumped four miles through a 4-inch line to the mill site.
Local conditions as to labor, materials, mine location, water supply, and accessibility were controlling factors in the planning and design of this 200-ton continuous counter current gold cyanidation plant.