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Soma resumes mining operations at its El Bagre gold complex in Colombia

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(Kitco News) - Soma Gold (TSXV: SOMA) announced today that the previously reported civil disturbance, which had rendered the roads leading to and surrounding the El Bagre gold mining complex in Colombia unsafe for the company's employees, has been resolved.

"As a result, employees are gradually returning to work, and the mining and milling operations will resume at the earliest convenience," the company said in a statement.

On March 13, Soma reported that mining and processing operations at El Bagre have been temporarily suspended due to "civil unrest" in the region. The company said that the unrest has been caused by small alluvial miners rejecting and protesting against the Government's enforcement of the mining and environmental rules.

Soma Gold is a mining company focused on gold production and exploration. The company owns two adjacent mining properties in Antioquia, Colombia with a combined milling capacity of 675 tpd. (permitted for 1,400 tpd). The El Bagre mill is currently operating and producing.

The company also owns an exploration property near Tucuma, Para State, Brazil that is currently under option to Ero Copper Corp.

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