(Miningweekly) – Gold developer Luiri Gold has received approval of its environmental-impact evaluation (EIA) and the accompanying ecological permit for its proposed Dunrobin open pit mine, in Zambia.
The Zambian ecological administration bureau awarded the permit following comprehensive consultation with many stakeholders, the company said.
The permit was valid for a three-year time span throughout which time task implementation should take place.
Luiri chairperson Melissa Sturgess pointed out that the EIA acceptance and the issue of the ecological permit were the last foremost allow obligations for the task.
She added “The EIA allow is an important step towards the start of development at Dunrobin. The company’s firm pledge to business social responsibility programs and local job creation was a key element of the EIA acceptance method, and the business examines forward to establishing its primary output capability to provide the cash flows needed to unlock the full promise of its significant excavation permit tenement holdings,”
The Dunrobin project would involve the building of a new mining procedure with an estimated mine life of ten years. The project would encompass an open pit excavation procedure at the historic Dunrobin mine, and a 150,000 t/y to 200,000 t/y gold processing vegetation.
The Dunrobin processing plant would be adjacent to the open pit mine and would make between 13,000 ounce/y and 18,000 ounce/y.