R/€ = 19.10 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 16.86 Change: 0.00
Au 1798.90 $/oz Change: -5.47
Pt 831.74 $/oz Change: -6.21
 
 
R/€ = 19.10 Change: 0.02
R/$ = 16.86 Change: 0.00
Au 1798.90 $/oz Change: -5.47
Pt 831.74 $/oz Change: -6.21
 
 
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Junior reports gold theft at Colombia mine

15th June 2020 BY: Creamer Media Reporter

TSX-V-listed junior Sola Gold on Friday announced that its La Ye mine, in Colombia, was hit in an armed robbery earlier in the week, with thieves taking off with a doré bar of 475 gold-equivalent ounces.

The company said an armed group of individuals entered the mine site after a gold pour, but before the doré was transported by helicopter to the refinery in Medellin.

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“The thieves took advantage of a change in the protocols during the transition as a result of the recent acquisition of Operadora by Soma. New protocols and a full security review have been instituted,” said CEO Javier Cordova.

No employee was injured during the robbery and the gold was insured.

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The Police and Colombian Military have been to site and the company said that an active investigation was under way.

Soma owns two adjacent mining properties in Antioquia, with a combined milling capacity of 675 t/d. 

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