Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 8, 2018. Columbus Gold Corp. (CGT: TSX, CGTFF: OTCQX) (“Columbus”) is pleased to provide a permitting update for the Montagne d’Or Gold Deposit in French Guiana, France, where Columbus continues to receive widespread vocal support from local elected officials.
The formal public consultation commenced April 3rd, 2018, in Saint-Laurent du Maroni. In total, 13 meetings are to be held in various locations around French Guiana. The public consultation process is a pre-condition to submitting mine permit applications.
Public information meetings and workshops are being held in Cayenne, Saint-Laurent du Maroni, Awoliya-Yalimapo, Apatou and Mana. The purpose of the meetings and workshops is to foster a greater understanding of mining operations, risk management, the environment, employment, job training, and the economic and social benefits of the Montagne d’Or Gold Mine.
At the conclusion of the public consultation on July 7th, 2018, the French National Public Debate Commission will publish a report containing conclusions and recommendations, if any, to be considered by the Montagne d’Or joint venture (Columbus 44.99% and Nordgold 55.01%).
The Montagne d’Or joint venture plans to submit the Environmental and Social Impact Study and the mine permit applications shortly after the French National Public Debate Commission has published its report.
With the permitting process well-advanced, Columbus is turning its attention towards other opportunities in French Guiana that could establish Columbus as a dominant player in an emerging gold mining district.
About Columbus Gold
Columbus is a leading gold exploration and development company operating in French Guiana, France. Columbus holds a major interest in the world-class Montagne d’Or gold deposit in French Guiana. A Feasibility Study for Montagne d’Or was filed in May, 2017, and the permitting process is currently underway.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD,
Robert F. Giustra
For more information contact:
(604) 634-0970 or
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