Permit approved for Hochschild Mara Rosa plant, pre-stripping

Hochschild Mining has confirmed it has been granted a key environmental permit authorization for the construction of a processing plant at its Mara Rosa gold project in the Goiás state, Brazil, along with mine pre-stripping activity.

The Goiás state’s environmental authority the State Secretariat for the Environment and Sustainable Development (SEMAD)’s permit also allows construction of all the required site infrastructure for progressing the project’s critical paths.

CEO Ignacio Bustamante called the approval an important milestone in the project’s progress; the company is eyeing first production from the asset in the first half of 2024.

“We would like to thank all the stakeholders in Brazil, including the environmental and sustainable development secretary of Goias and the state’s executive government,” he said. “I would also like to extend our thanks to the city of Mara Rosa, which has been very supportive of our project.”

In addition to the Mara Rosa advanced project, Hochschild currently operates three underground epithermal vein mines, two in southern Peru and one in southern Argentina.

Source: Hochschild Mining 

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