London-based Hummingbird Resources said its Yanfolila Mine is now back in operation following an intervention by the Mali government to clear illegal roadblocks and restore public order in the region.
The miner had placed the operation offline temporarily on 29 November after the civil unrest impacted its ability to safely continue operations at the mine.
Hummingbird said all employees and contractors have been safely accounted for with government personnel remaining in place as the Yanfolila Mine begins ramping back up to normalised production levels.
Dan Betts, CEO of Hummingbird, said the “short-term interruption should not overshadow the tremendous pipeline of development work and opportunity the company has in front of it.”
In addition to the Yanfolila mine in Mali, Hummingbird owns the Dugbe gold project in Liberia and Kouroussa gold mine in Guinea.
Source: Hummingbird Resources