TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2020 /CNW/ - 1911 Gold Corporation ("1911 Gold" or the "Company") (TSXV: AUMB) announces the recommencement of the Phase II exploration drilling program on its Rice Lake properties and the restart of tailings reprocessing operations at the True North complex in Bissett, Manitoba. As previously announced, the Company temporarily suspended all operations on November 4, 2020 in response to positive COVID-19 test results for two employees who attended the True North site between October 27 and October 31, 2020.
Immediately following the suspension of operations, the Company initiated mitigation procedures as follows:
- On-site contact tracing to identify, notify and isolate close contacts, followed by testing using polymerase chain reaction ("PCR") tests;
- Isolation and PCR testing of potential contacts on and off-site, including employees of the Company and contractors;
- Restriction of visitors to the True North site, with notifications sent to local communities, contractors and service providers
- Implementation of enhanced procedures to minimize to the extent possible areas of close contact, such as on-site recreation and kitchen facilities.
The Company is pleased to report that there have been no reports of symptomatic employees or contractors, and all PCR testing results have been negative.
All common areas at the True North complex are receiving additional cleaning and sanitation beyond the already enhanced protocols that were implemented at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The two employees who tested positive remain in isolation off site, are in good health and are asymptomatic. Based on the negative test results received, the additional cleaning and sanitization completed, and strict new procedures implemented, the Company recommenced exploration drilling on November 11, 2020 and is returning operations personnel to site to restart tailings operations on November 13, 2020. These actions were taken in consultation with Provincial Health personnel.
The absence of additional positive test results is confirmation that the procedures in place (as summarized above and at https://www.1911gold.com/corporate/covid-notice) are effective in protecting the health and safety of our employees, contractors, and local communities and stakeholders.
About 1911 Gold Corporation
1911 Gold is a junior explorer that holds a highly prospective, consolidated land package totalling 54,344 hectares within and adjacent to the Archean Rice Lake greenstone belt in Manitoba, and also owns the True North mine and mill complex at Bissett, Manitoba, where it is reprocessing historic tailings on a seasonal basis. 1911 Gold believes its land package is a prime exploration opportunity, with potential to develop a mining district centred on the True North complex. The Company also owns the Tully and Denton-Keefer projects near Timmins, Ontario, and intends to focus on both organic growth opportunities and accretive acquisition opportunities in North America.
1911 Gold's True North complex and exploration land package are located within the traditional territory of the Hollow Water First Nation, signatory to Treaty No. 5 (1875-76). 1911 Gold looks forward to maintaining open, co-operative and respectful communication with the Hollow Water First Nation in order to build mutually beneficial working relationships.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President and CEO
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