IAMGOLD Corp. announced that, in coordination with the government of Suriname, mining restarted in the northern pits of its Rosebel gold mine, with work also resuming on the Saramacca road construction. Milling and production of gold from ore stockpiles has been ongoing, according to the company.

Active mining operations in the southern pits, along with mine development activities at the Saramacca site, are suspended. Saramacca’s target of nominal production in the fourth quarter is not impacted. In order to align labor levels with production guidance, 325 contractors were released on August 15.

IAMGOLD said it is continuing discussions with the government and local stakeholders, with the aim of resuming full mining operations. The company said it is fully committed to restarting the southern pits and recalling its contractors.