Victoria Gold Corp. (TSX.V-VIT) (“Victoria” or the “Company”) is excited to announce a successful first gold pour at the Eagle Gold Mine.
“After all the blood, sweat and tears required to explore, develop, permit, finance and build a gold mine in Canada’s north, it is extremely gratifying to pour the first gold bar at Eagle,” stated John McConnell, president & CEO. “With this key milestone behind us, we are focused on building ore on the heap leach pad and exceeding expectations for all our stakeholders.”
The inaugural gold bar was poured by Sandy Silver, Yukon’s premier, and weighed in at 1,001 ounces gold.
Ramp-up of operations at site continues to proceed well and we are exceeding the ramp up schedule for ore mined and ore tonnes placed on the heap leach pad. Safety remains a top priority and we have now achieved 1,720,843 Lost Time Free hours on site; 189,864 hours of which are directly attributable to the operations team. A focus on local Yukon hiring has achieved 54 per cent of the 251 operational employees hired to date being Yukoners, including several citizens from the First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dunn.
A video of the first gold pour has been posted on the Company’s website www.vitgoldcorp.com.