Another B2Gold Mine in Nicaragua

After six years of exploration the company B2Gold has confirmed the operation of a new mine in Rancho Grande.

Monday, March 26, 2012

At the moment the El Pavón project is at the stage of consultations with local authorities and the population for the purpose of assessing environmental impact, explained Martin Espalza, a representative from B2Gold.

"Espalza gave did not give details on the amount of investment required for the whole process of research and construction for the El Pavon project, but noted that the impact on employment generation will be very significant, especially for the regions near the quarry," reported

The material mined at El Pavon will not be processed on site, but will be moved to facilities at the El Limon mine, to avoid the use of cyanide necessary in these processes.

"He added that they are exploring three new mines and they could be added to those being exploited during the year."

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