Borealis Mining Company was awarded a first place plaque for Surface Operations – Small Mines by the Nevada Mining Association on Sept. 10.

The mine was recognized for having achieved the lowest total safety incident rate during the calendar year of 2015.

The mine is a subsidiary of Gryphon Gold Corporation and had entered into an agreement with Waterton Global Value L.P. on the ownership of the property.

The open-pit leach mining operation for gold and silver is located in the Walker Lane Mineral belt approximately 16 miles from Hawthorne.