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GOLD: Golden Band restarts La Ronge operations

SASKATCHEWAN – Golden Band Resources of Saskatoon has resumed full operations at its La Ronge gold project, suspended since late February 2013 while the company sought to restore profitability to the operation.



SASKATCHEWAN – Golden Band Resources of Saskatoon has resumed full operations at its La Ronge gold project, suspended since late February 2013 while the company sought to restore profitability to the operation.

The company has been busy for the last five months. Roads have been built to the Golden Heart and Greywacke areas, and they are ready for mining. The underground Roy Lloyd mine has been redesigned and mining restarted. New mining plans and resource calculations have been made. Additional work has been done on the tailings pond and expanding the camp. Refurbishing the mill is nearly complete, as is a stockpile to support operation at full capacity, 500 t/d. The first gold pour is scheduled before the end of August.

Golden Band is drafting operational plans for the next two years that will include ore from the Roy Lloyd, Greywacke, Decade, Komis and Golden Heart deposits. New permits will be needed for the Golden Heart and Greywacke areas.

Interested readers will enjoy the photo gallery at GoldenBandResources.com because it includes some spectacular visible gold images.