New Gold Inc. was issued the Mines Act permit enabling mining of the B3 zone by the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation.
“This is a significant milestone for the New Afton Mine,” President and CEO Renaud Adams said. “With the receipt of the B3 permit, ore extraction activities will begin this quarter and ramp-up over the year. C-Zone development continues to advance with C-Zone extraction expected to begin in the second half of 2023.”
The C-Zone permitting process was initiated during the first quarter with the submission of the pre-application package to the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy and Indigenous groups.