As of April 1, mining, crushing and placing of ore on the Kisladag heap-leach pad has resumed, according to the owner, Eldorado Gold. Further testwork is under way to determine the effects of a 250-day leach cycles on deeper material, the results of which are expected to be available in late 2019 or early 2020, the company said.

“My thanks to Matt Badylak, Kisladag general manager, and the team at site, as resumption of operations has started on schedule,” Eldorado President and Chief Executive Officer George Burns said. “We are now prepared to deliver on our 2019 Kisladag guidance of 145,000-165,000 ounces (oz) at a cash cost of $570 to $620 per ounce, increasing in 2020 to 240,000-260,000 oz.”

Eldorado Gold Eldorado is a gold and base metals producer with mining, development and exploration operations in Turkey, Canada, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Brazil.