Kinross commenced production at Florida Mountain in 1994, while continuing operations at the DeLamar mine, moving Florida Mountain ore to the DeLamar mill via an 8.4-kilometer (5.2 mile) haul road. Material was excavated from three open pits on the west side of the crest of Florida Mountain from 1994 through 1998. These were named the Stone Cabin, Tip Top, and Black Jack pits. The Florida Mountain operation was formally referred to as the Stone Cabin mine in permitting and other documents. Gierzycki (2004b) estimated that 124,500 ounces of gold and 2.6 million ounces of silver were produced from the Stone Cabin mine in 1994 through the end of mining in 1998, based on an examination of files and company reports at the DeLamar mine.1
1. NI 43-101 Technical Report for the DeLamar and Florida Mountain Gold-Silver Project, Owyhee County, Idaho, USA. Dated October 31, 2023.