China Gold resumes operations at Jiama

China Gold International Resources Group has resumed the second phase of processing plant operations at its Jiama copper-gold polymetallic operation in Tibet following an approval from the region’s government.

The restart was marked 30 May; Jiama had been suspended since 27 March 2023 due to a tailings overflow at the Guolannggou dam.

During the stoppage, the company actively carried out comprehensive repair and reinforcement work at the dam. With its restart, it will be targeting a daily processing capacity of 34,000 tonnes.

The Phase I processing plant, which has been in operation during the production ramp up phase, will cease operations. The company is actively advancing the construction of the Phase III tailings dam, which is expected to be completed and put into operation in the first half of 2026.

“The company is committed to put paramount importance to safety and environmental protection in managing its production and operations,” stated chairman and CEO Junhu Tong.

“We are proceeding cautiously in resuming operations and ramping up productions. The root causes of the overflow have been thoroughly reviewed and the lessons learned will be applied in future operations, as well as in the design and construction of Phase III tailings dam. Health, safety and environmental protection will remain our top priorities.”

Canada-based China Gold operates two mines, Jiama and the CSH gold mine in Inner Mongolia, China.


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