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Golden Sunlight Mine may stop operations

Posted at 9:49 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 11:49:32-04

WHITEHALL – The Golden Sunlight Mine near Whitehall may stop operations by May as its gold reserves continue to dwindle.

A news release issued Thursday by Barrick Gold Corporation announced the mine — which employs about 55 people — will cease new underground mining and only mine in limited existing areas.

Underground and surface exploration drilling will continue at the operation, with a focus on the southern extension of the Sunlight vein.

The company will make a final decision once it examines results from its exploratory mining.