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600 NEW LOCAL JOBS

The total workforce when the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project reaches commercial production is estimate at 312 persons and another 300 indirect jobs would be created locally.

Average annual wages at the Idaho-Maryland are expected to be approximately $94,000 per year, more than double that of average Nevada County wages.

Rise Grass Valley estimates that approximately two-thirds of the workforce can be recruited locally. Local recruitment targets will be achieved through the implementation of a significant training program and 162 positions have been designated for trainees with no previous experience.

The mine would provide substantial opportunities for local workers to embark on satisfying and well-paid careers in underground mining, core drilling, mineral processing, trades, equipment operation, and administration.

In addition to excellent wages, the mining industry provides robust benefit packages which include medical, dental and vision insurance as well as paid vacation time and retirement plan contributions.

Annual Wage Comp.
Job Category Total Employees Local Trainee Positions Local Experienced Workers (Estimate) Local Recruitment (Estimate) Non-Local Recruitment (Estimate) Annual Wages (Avg) Annual Benefits (Avg) Annual Earnings (Avg) Total Payroll
Underground Mine 156 80 18 98 58 $94,000 $27,000 $123,000 $19,188,000
Mineral Processing 36 36 0 36 0 $81,000 $26,000 $108,000 $3,888,000
Trades 34 12 14 26 8 $97,000 $28,000 $126,000 $4,284,000
Labor - Underground & Surface 17 17 0 17 0 $63,000 $26,000 $89,000 $1,513,000
Geology, Engineering, Environmental 28 7 7 14 14 $101,000 $29,000 $130,000 $3,640,000
Accountants, Administration, Security 16 8 8 16 0 $82,000 $27,000 $110,000 $1,760,000
Surface equipment operators 6 2 4 6 0 $73,000 $27,000 $99,000 $594,000
Managers & Supervisors 19 0 0 0 19 $140,000 $31,000 $172,000 $3,268,000
Total / Average 312 162 51 213 99 $94,000 $27,000 $122,000 $38,135,000
Job Category Total Employees Local Trainee Positions Local Experienced Workers (Estimate) Local Recruitment (Estimate) Non-Local Recruitment (Estimate)
Underground Mine 156 80 18 98 58
Mineral Processing 36 36 0 36 0
Trades 34 12 14 26 8
Labor - Underground & Surface 17 17 0 17 0
Geology, Engineering, Environmental 28 7 7 14 14
Accountants, Administration, Security 16 8 8 16 0
Surface equipment operators 6 2 4 6 0
Managers & Supervisors 19 0 0 0 19
Total / Average 312 162 51 213 99
Job Category Annual Wages (Avg) Annual Benefits (Avg) Annual Earnings (Avg) Total Payroll
Underground Mine $94,000 $27,000 $123,000 $19,188,000
Mineral Processing $81,000 $26,000 $108,000 $3,888,000
Trades $97,000 $28,000 $126,000 $4,284,000
Labor - Underground & Surface $63,000 $26,000 $89,000 $1,513,000
Geology, Engineering, Environmental $101,000 $29,000 $130,000 $3,640,000
Accountants, Administration, Security $82,000 $27,000 $110,000 $1,760,000
Surface equipment operators $73,000 $27,000 $99,000 $594,000
Managers & Supervisors $140,000 $31,000 $172,000 $3,268,000
Total / Average $94,000 $27,000 $122,000 $38,135,000

Safety in underground metal mining has shown a remarkable and continuous improvement through recent decades due to increased mechanization, technology, safety practices, and regulations. Underground metal mining has injury rates similar to residential construction and injury rates are significantly less than agriculture, truck transportation, and logging.

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