Pure Gold receives permit for new Red Lake mine

By Jonathan Campion
The Canadian company has received an environmental permit to begin production at its new gold ore facility in Ontario...

The Vancouver-based concern has announced that it has had its application approved to operate the Red Lake gold mine in compliance with air and noise emission standards. Once at full capacity, the mine will produce over a thousand tons of gold ore each day.

However, this production cannot begin until Pure Gold is granted another permit for its sewage works.

Pure Gold’s president and CEO, Darin Labrenz, commented on the company’s achievement in getting to this stage of the project in an economical and frictionless manner: “I am exceptionally proud of the tremendous groundwork our team has completed to establish the foundation of a long-life mining company in Red Lake.

“Since first acquiring the project, we have worked very closely with the First Nations, local communities and regulators to materially advance the project and to transform a brownfields site into a sustainable modern mine. To date, our work has clearly established a robust, scalable mining operation, while concurrently improving the surrounding environment through the progressive removal and reclamation of legacy works."

Once fully operational, Red Lake mine will generate over $470mn of salaries over the first phase of its life. The company announced in June that the mine would open before the end of 2020. At the time, Mr Labrenz announced: “We are now only months away from first gold pour at our new Pure Gold Mine, and our first step to building a long-life growth company in the heart of Red Lake, one of the world’s most prolific gold-producing camps”.

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