Scotgold Resources Ltd (LON:SGZ) said it will resume construction and development activities at the Cononish gold project in Scotland on Monday, June 15, following the easing of coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions by the Scottish government.
Key work to be undertaken will be the construction of the process plant building and, in parallel, the remaining earthworks, the group said.
The mining team currently furloughed will be brought back progressively over the next two weeks and refresher training and familiarisation with the new procedures undertaken.
Underground development on a single shift basis is expected to resume as from July 1.
“There are obviously still challenges ahead but we are excited to be moving the Cononish high-grade project forward again,” Scotgold chief executive Richard Gray said in a statement.
“The importance of this project to the local economy and the employment it is creating in a post-COVID-19 environment has never been clearer. Together with a bright outlook for gold, the resumption of development is good news for all stakeholders.”
Published at Fri, 12 Jun 2020 13:32:00 +0000-Scotgold to resume operations at Cononish next week