Great Panther Mining resuming Mexican operations
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(Kitco News) - Great Panther Mining Ltd. (TSX: GPR ; NYSE-A: GPL) is resuming operations in Mexico after temporary shutdowns that were the result of government restrictions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the company said Wednesday.
The company said it is taking a phased approach to accommodate new health and safety protocols. Mining and processing have started at the Topia Mine in Durango, and processing at the Guanajuato Mine Complex in Guanajuato is expected to start next week.
"We are pleased to be resuming our Mexican operations and are conducting the ramp-up in a safe and cautious manner to protect the health and well-being of our most valuable assets: our people," said Rob Henderson, president and chief executive officer.
Meanwhile, the company's Tucano gold mine in Brazil continues to operate under protocols aimed at limiting any spread of COVID-19, the company said.
Great Panther said it has implemented a number of COVID-19 prevention programs, including medical screenings before entering work sites, safety training, social distancing, sanitation efforts and transportation practices.
The Topia mine produced 939,000 silver ounces and 1,344 gold ounces last year, as well as lead and zinc, according to the company’s website. The Guanajuato Mine Complex produced 591,000 silver ounces and 11,588 gold ounces.