Correia pioneering mercury- free recovery in local commercial gold production

-amidst call for industry-wide adoption

The Correia Mining Company (CMC) has become one of the first local gold mining companies to adopt mercury-free technology to recover gold and others are being urged to do the same as the shaking tables are being hailed as economically viable and environmentally friendly.

“This is not a demonstration. We are actually now using it in the system and what is most important is that the actual workers of themselves actually like the operation,” said Michael Correia, the company’s owner, at CMC’s Olive Creek mining base on the Middle Mazaruni, Region Seven yesterday.

Minister of Natural Resources and the Environ-ment Robert Persaud, Guyana Geology and Mines Commis-sion (GGMC) head Rickford Vieira, Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Asso-ciation representatives and GGMC Board members were on hand at the location yesterday to witness the shaking table at work which is said to  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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