Pretium Resources -31% after resignation of bulk sample overseer

|About: Pretium Resources Inc (PVG)|By:, SA News Editor

Pretium Resources (PVG -31.6%) plunges on news that Strathcona Mineral Services, which had been engaged to oversee and report on the bulk sample program for the Valley of the Kings at the miner's Brucejack project in British Columbia, has resigned; the company offers no explanation.

The processing of the excavated 10K metric tons is proceeding as planned at a rate of ~1K/week to produce gold/silver gravity and flotation concentrates.