Timmins mine builder chosen for new Red Lake gold project

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Ontario Construction News staff writer

Dumas Mine Contracting of Timmins has been awarded the underground mine design engineering contract for the Madsen gold mine project near Red Lake.

Pure Gold Mining has started construction on northwestern Ontario’s next gold mine project.

JDS Energy & Mining was awarded the surface engineering and procurement contract in partnership with Hatch Ltd. and Knight Piesold.

In a Sept. 9 news release, Pure Gold said detailed design work on surface infrastructure, as well as underground electrical distribution, mine ventilation, mine service design and stope optimization has been initiated, as well as equipment sourcing. The first gold pour projected for late 2020.

“I am incredibly proud of our team for what they have accomplished over the last five years,” said Pure Gold president Darin Labrenz.

“Madsen began as an exploration concept in late 2014, and has evolved into a multi-million ounce gold deposit that is now under construction as Canada`s highest grade gold development project. Along the way, the team has hit every milestone we set: from first resource estimate, to early conceptual studies, through a comprehensive feasibility study, an agreement with our First Nation partners, and now a fully funded financing package.”

The Madsen Red Lake Mine is Canada’s highest-grade development-stage gold project and is fully funded to production with the first gold pour projected for late 2020.

The orebody is located within a five-km long gold system in the heart of the Red Lake gold district.  Concurrent with construction, an exploration drilling program will continue, to expand and define the extensive gold system.

With site development activities underway, Pure Gold announced a hiring plan to build out the operational team, with key site-based roles in safety, procurement and human resources now in place.

Current employment opportunities can be found at http://puregoldmining.ca/contact-us/careers.

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