Equinox Gold Corp. will start development of the Bermejal underground mine, one of the three planned expansion projects at the Los Filos mine in Mexico. Higher grade ore from the Bermejal underground mine will contribute to increasing production at Los Filos in future years.

“We are pleased to be commencing Bermejal underground development as the contractor mobilizes over the next few weeks,” CEO Christian Milau said. “Bermejal is an important higher-grade expansion project that will increase Los Filos annual production.”

In addition, Los Filos has signed an updated social collaboration agreement with the Carrizalillo community, similar to the previous agreement, with a term until April 2025 and certain clarified provisions that will facilitate improved implementation, according to the company.

“We are also pleased to have reached a collaborative agreement with Carrizalillo that will continue to provide meaningful health, social and economic benefits to the community while ensuring fair and reasonable distribution of benefits for all our local communities and stakeholders,” Milau said.