The coronavirus outbreak in South Africa has closed Mponeng, the world's deepest gold mine after 164 workers tested positive for the disease.
The global gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti said it conducted 650 tests since last Thursday, including primary contacts and many others who wished to be tested voluntarily.
The Canadian gold mining company Eldorado Gold Corporation is ready to start a new gold mining project at Certej, in southern Transylvania, after completing a feasibility study.
The company intends to invest some $652 million US in extracting an estimated 44 million tonnes of ore from mine, worth some $3.2 billion US.
Opponents of the gold mine in the area of Skouries are planning to camp in the Halkidiki forest from August 22 until the end of the month.
Protesters plan to use this period to organize peaceful demonstrations, concerts and other events to display their opposition to the activities of Canadian-owned Hellas Gold in the area.
Romania’s lower chamber, the Chamber of Deputies, on Tuesday overhelmingly rejected a mining law that would have enabled Canada’s Gabriel Resources to start a controversial gold mining project in central Transylvania.
Last September, the centre-left government of Victor Ponta sent a bill to parliament to approve the project to dig for gold in Rosia Montana.
Gabriel Resources is to axe 373 jobs, around 80 per cent of its workforce in Romania, citing “unjustifiably long delays” in the approval of the gold mining project at Rosia Montana, in central Transylvania.