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GOLD: Yamana’s Jacobina mine recertified under cyanide code

BRAZIL – The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) in Washington, BC, has recertified the Jacobina mine belonging to Yamana Gold of Toronto as being in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code.



BRAZIL – The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) in Washington, BC, has recertified the Jacobina mine belonging to Yamana Gold of Toronto as being in full compliance with the International Cyanide Management Code.

The underground Jacobina mine in the Bahia state poured its first gold on July 1, 2005. The mill treats 6,500 t/d using conventional crushing, grinding and carbon-in-pulp technology. It was first certified in May 2011. The mine produced 73,695 oz of gold in 2013. At the end of last year, it had 2.2 million oz of gold in proven and probable reserves.

The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies producing and transporting this cyanide. The code is intended to complement an operation’s existing obligation to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the political jurisdictions in which the operation is located.

Learn more at CyanideCode.org.