Crater Mountain set for restart

Crater Gold Mining has received approval from the Mineral Resources Authority of Papua New Guinea to restart operations at the Crater Mountain project.

A new mine plan has been approved by PNG’s chief mines inspector following months of work by Crater Gold’s in-country management team.

According to Crater Gold, two inspections of the site, associated facilities and mining equipment have been carried out by the mine safety inspection team.

Crater Gold and the authority have also agreed to a schedule of ongoing improvements at the site.

Russ Parker, Crater Gold managing director, said the company worked hard to overcome obstacles of the past at Crater Mountain.

“We now look forward to driving this project along the right road and generating income from mining operations as soon as possible,” Parker said.

“Work has already resumed on the development of the 1930 level adit and mining has kicked off in the 1960 level.

“In addition, a drilling programme will be implemented forthwith. We must also thank the chief inspector of mines and his team for their helpful support throughout the process.”