GALANTAS GOLD CORPORATION
TSXV & AIM : Symbol GAL
GALANTAS RECEIVES NOTICE OF APPEAL AGAINST POSITIVE PLANNING COURT JUDGEMENT.
3rd November 2017 : Galantas Gold Corporation (Galantas or the Company) has received notice of an application, by a third party, to the Court of Appeal, in relation to the positive judicial review judgment, given by Madam Justice McBride, regarding the grant of planning permission at the Omagh gold mine in July 2015.
In a detailed and comprehensive judgement, delivered on 29th September 2017, Madam Justice Mc Bride confirmed the planning consent granted by Department of Environment, Northern Ireland (now Department for Infrastructure), for underground development.
Underground mine development continues at the mine, with a total of approximately 119 metres of development in place. This includes development on a stringer gold vein, intersected during development of the main access tunnel. As reported on 19th October 2017, mineralised material is being stockpiled for batch processing.
The Omagh Gold Mine has an operational processing plant and tailings facility with an excellent environmental record. The plant uses a non-toxic, froth flotation process, (without the use of cyanide or mercury) and produces a gold concentrate which is exported for smelting. The remaining tailing sands are clean and free from acid drainage. The plant is on stand-by awaiting ore from underground development. The underground mine, when fully developed, is expected to create approximately 130 jobs plus others in associated service industries.
Safety and environmental matters remains high priority for Galantas. The Company is pleased to continue to report zero lost time accidents since the start of underground operations and routine water monitoring continues to be compliant.
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Galantas Gold Corporation
Jack Gunter P.Eng – Chairman
Roland Phelps C.Eng – President & CEO
Telephone: +44 (0) 2882 241100
Grant Thornton UK LLP (Nomad)
Philip Secrett, Richard Tonthat, Harrison Clarke:
Telephone: +44(0)20 7383 5100
Whitman Howard Ltd (Broker & Corporate Adviser)
Nick Lovering, Grant Barker:
Telephone: +44(0)20 7659 1234