New B2Gold Mine in Nicaragua

The company B2Gold has confirmed the commencement of operations of a new mine in the municipality of Santo Domingo, in the first quarter of 2013.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

The announcement was made by general manager, Dale Craig, who added that the new project will create 200 direct jobs and about 2,000 indirect jobs.

"Craig confirmed that the environmental permit to operate in the central Jabalí vein Santo Domingo, Chontales was approved two weeks ago.

He explained that the gold ores obtained in the Central Jabalí vein will be processed at the mine of La Libertad, also in Chontales", reports

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