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'Good progress' for Liberian New Liberty gold mine

A Liberian gold plant has made ‘good progress in a bid to recommence operations, following suspension earlier this month. The New Liberty gold mi...

Dale Benton
|May 23|magazine3 min read

A Liberian gold plant has made ‘good progress’ in a bid to recommence operations, following suspension earlier this month.

The New Liberty gold mine, owned by Aureus Mining Inc, was forced to suspend all operations after it was revealed that a detoxification circuit wasn’t working to correct standards, meaning a higher concentration of cyanide was leaking into nearby wetland areas.

In a statement released on their website, Aureus Mining said; “The Company has engaged technical experts (including experienced detoxification experts from Maelgwyn Mineral Services Africa (“MMSA”) and TSF design experts Knight Piésold Consulting) to assist with various modifications within the process plant and detoxification circuit to ensure that discharges comply with its Environmental and Operating Permits,”

“The Company is working towards a recommencement of processing operations at New Liberty within the next two weeks, subject to final approval of the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy (MLME).” the company added.

The New Liberty gold mine, located in Grand Cape Mount County in the north-western portion of the Republic of Liberia, is Liberia’s first commercial gold mine.

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