Dynacor Gold Mines, which buys and processes gold from artisanal and small-scale miners in Peru, reported Thursday that it has received government approval to restart its mineral processing operations in the country. To restart operations, all mining companies must register their plan for the surveillance, prevention and control of COVID-19 at work with the Ministry of Health ( Minsa ).
” On June 5, Dynacor received approval of its Minsa health and safety protocol plan ,” the company said. ” On June 4, the Peruvian government published a decree approving the second phase of reopening economic activities. The new decree includes artisanal and medium and small scale mining companies formalized. Large-scale mining companies (more than 5,000 TPD) obtained a reopening permit in May 2020 when the government approved phase one . ”
Dynacor Gold Mines also reported that on June 6 it partially resumed operations with the expectation of returning to its full operational capacity of 300 TPD (tons per day) before the end of the third quarter of 2020.
The resumption of the purchase and processing of the mineral, along with the return of employees and suppliers, will be governed by the company’s health and safety protocol approved by the government.