Lundin Reactivates Fruta del Norte

Nevada Gold Mines produces close to 2 million oz/y of gold, with targeted all-in sustaining costs below $950/oz
Canada-based Lundin Gold is preparing to restart operations at the Fruta del Norte gold mine in Ecuador. Operations ceased when restrictions were put in place to limit the exposure of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The company said its restarting and operating plan follows the guidelines of the Biosafety Prevention Protocols for the Mining Sector in the Face of the Pandemic COVID-19 presented by the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources and approved by the National Emergency Operations Committee on May 15. The plan includes the implementation of advanced and strict protocols for a safe and gradual restart of its activities for personnel, contractors and any person related to the mine.

Fruta del Norte is located in the Amazon province of Zamora Chinchipe and started to produce gold last year. It is one of two large-scale mining projects currently operating in Ecuador.

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