1960 to 2005:
From US Steel to Nevada Copper
US Steel claims the property in the 1960's. Over 550,000 feet of drilling by US Steel, Anaconda, and other min-ing companies discovers and delineates large copper and iron magnetite resources. Expenditures on the prop-erty exceed USD$50 million. In 2005, Nevada Copper acquires the property, with copper prices at $1.40/lb. Exploration and planning of the Pumpkin Hollow project begins.