The warden of the Municipality of the District of Guysborough says the latest development with a proposed mining project is great news.
Representatives with Anaconda Mining Inc. have filed their updated technical report for their proposed 125-hectare mine in Goldboro; they registered for an environmental assessment in August.
After December’s regular municipal council meeting Wednesday, Vernon Pitts, Guysborough’s warden, said the future is bright at the site.
“I think there’s far more gold reserve there than what anyone thinks there is,” he said. “100 years ago, when they were mining over in that area, if they could make a profit mining gold with the technology of the day, imagine what is there using the technology we have this day and age.”
Pitts said they’re working closely with company reps.
“We, they, all of us know where the hurdles are (and) the hoops you have to jump through,” he said. “By working hand-in-hand, going through the process together, we’re looking forward to a start of this project.”
Pitts said it wouldn’t surprise him to have some work underway in the first part of 2019.
Anaconda reps have said the mine would employ as many as 200 people at peak production.