Cyanide found downstream from Eagle Gold

Following a heap leach pad failure at Victoria Gold’s Eagle gold mine in Yukon, Canada, government officials said that “elevated” levels of cyanide have been found in a creek downstream from the site. “This level of cyanide in Haggart Creek could affect fish,” said Energy, Mines and Resources Minister John Streicker, noting that level was 0.04 milligrams per litre. “Fish…

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Victoria Gold’s Eagle idled after heap leach incident

Yukon Territory, Canada miner Victoria Gold said the heap leach at its Eagle gold mine near Mayo, north of Whitehorse, has had a failure, causing operations at the site to stop. While details are scarce about the June 24 incident, the company said none of its employees were injured. “At this early stage, it can be confirmed that there has…

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