Canadian Mining Journal


AWARD: National safety nod goes to South Arturo gold mine

NEVADA – The South Arturo gold mine, 40 km north of Carlin, is the winner of the 2016 Sentinels of Safety Award for its operating practices as chosen by the National Mining Associations.

The South Arturo mine has won a prestigious Sentinels of Safety award for its exemplary operating practices. (Image: Premier Gold Mines)

The mine is a joint venture of Barrick Gold (60%) of Toronto and Premier Gold Mines (40%) of Thunder Bay, Ont.

The Sentinels of Safety program was launched in 1925 by former U.S. President Herbert Hoover during his time as Secretary of Commerce. The award recognizes coal and other mines in 20 categories.  It remains the most prestigious mine safety award in the United States.

The South Arturo open pit is expected to produce between 40,000 to 45,000 oz. of gold this year at an all-in sustaining cost of between US$450 and $480 per oz.

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