Equinox Reports First Gold Pour At Aurizona Mine
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Equinox Gold Corp. (TSXV: EQX) reports the first gold pour at its Aurizona mine in Brazil and also received a “license to operate,” which was the final operating permit for the mine, from the Maranhão State Environmental Agency. The first gold pour was a “significant milestone” for the company, says Christian Milau, chief executive officer. “That we accomplished this milestone with no lost-time injuries is another important achievement for the Aurizona team.” Equinox is producing gold from the Mesquite mine in California and should nearly double production this year when Aurizona begins operations, the company says on its website. Another significant increase is expected over the next few years with mine development at the Castle Mountain project in California.
By Allen Sykora of Kitco News; firstname.lastname@example.org
McEwen Mining Reports Fatal Accident At Gold Bar Mine
Tuesday May 14, 2019 09:27
McEwen Mining Inc. (NYSE, TSX: MUX) reports that a contractor's employee died Monday in an accident at the Gold Bar Mine in Nevada. The company says it initiated an investigation into the accident, which involved a haul truck that overturned, killing the driver. There were no other injuries. “We are all deeply saddened by the tragic loss of life on our mine site,” says Rob McEwen, chairman and chief owner. “Our immediate focus is to support his family, friends and colleagues at this most difficult time. Safety for everyone on our mine sites is our highest priority, [and] an investigation is under way to determine how this happened.”