Vancouver-based Baru Gold has an-nounced it initiated construction work on phase one of the Sangihe gold project in Indonesia.
“Construction will consist of clearing land, building two 100,000 tonnes heap leach pads, pit overburden removal, preparation of waste dumps, a crushing facility, and a processing plant area includ-ing access roads,” the company said in a statement.
Under the plan, construction of the heap leach pad system is ex-pected to be completed and operational by December 2021, with first production gold pour scheduled for the first quarter of 2022, accord-ing to the statement.
Terry Filbert, the president, CEO and director of Baru Gold, said that the, “successful start of construction of the pit, pads, and pond facili-ties is a tremendous milestone for our Sangihe project. Once opera-tions are running smoothly and Sangihe starts generating reliable cashflow we will invest that cashflow to expand the resource through an extended exploration and drilling program.”