Baru Gold Corp has begun construction of Phase I of the Sangihe gold project in Indonesia.

As part of the construction work, land will be cleared, two 100,000 tonnes heap leach pads will be built, waste dump areas will be built along with a crushing facility, a processing plant area including access roads.

Construction of the heap leach pad system is expected to be completed and become operational by December 2021, with first production gold pour targeted for Q1 2022.

The company, along with its contractors, are presently preparing the principal production area, as well as setting up pit limits.

The firm will lay focus on digging out the pregnant solution pond, building pond berms, preparing for leach pad liner installation and construction of the processing facility.

Baru director and president, CEO Terry Filbert said: “The successful start of construction of the pit, pads, and pond facilities is a tremendous milestone for our Sangihe project. Once operations are running smoothly and Sangihe starts generating reliable cashflow we will invest that cashflow to expand the resource through an extended exploration and drilling program. This will allow us to expand production and the mine’s life. We will provide further updates on the heap leach operations in the weeks to come.”

The Sangihe Gold Project is located on the island of Sangihe, off the northern coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia.

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The company, along with its contractors, are presently preparing the principal production area. Credit: Baru Gold Corp.