More land for gold mining

-in wake of declaration slump

Scrambling to counter falling gold declarations, the authorities have decided to open up large swathes of lands for mining with an auction and lotteries to be held within the next six weeks.

“A large portion of land will be available for auction and lottery in all the mining districts,” Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) Clinton Williams told Stabroek News following a meeting of the GGMC’s Closed Area Commit-tee yesterday.

He said that an auction will be held by the end of July in Georgetown while lotteries for mining properties will be held in all the mining districts two weeks later.

In the past, miners have called for more lands to be released, but neither an auction nor a lottery for mining properties  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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