Detour Gold poured its first four gold bars for approximately 2,000 ounces of gold at its Detour Lake mine.
“Today is a celebration for all of us that have been involved in this project from its inception. Our first gold pour is a remarkable milestone in Detour Gold's transition from a young exploration company to a gold producer,” said Gerald Panneton, president and CEO.
The mine has been under construction for 26 months of construction.
“We are very excited about what we have accomplished in six years from completing the acquisition of the property (January 31, 2007) to first gold pour. We are looking forward to the future as we move closer to becoming Canada's leading intermediate gold producer,” he said.
The Detour Lake open pit mine, about 150 kilometres north of Cochrane, is expected to produce an average of 657,000 ounces of gold annually over a period of 21.5 years.