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Condor Gold starts preparation for La India Project mine construction

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Condor Gold has announced it has commenced a ground investigation programme consisting of 20 geotechnical drill holes and 58 test pits on the tailings storage facility (TSF), water retention reservoir and processing plant site at La India Project, Nicaragua. Condor is accelerating La India Project from a pre-feasibility level of design to final engineering designs on key infrastructure in preparation for construction on the fully-permitted La India gold mine project.


  • Geotechnical drilling and test pits for the final design for the TSF has commenced.
  • Final TSF design will be fully compliant with internal and external legislation.
  • Geotechnical drilling and test pits on La Simona dam and reservoir – the purpose is to develop the design criteria for a retention dam and diversion water facility.
  • Work is also underway, via a dozen test pits, on initial characterisation of the geotechnical properties of the plant area to allow next phase of design work to be detailed.

Mark Child, Chairman and CEO, commented: “The commencement of ground investigations via a geotechnical drilling program of 20 drill holes and 58 test pits on the TSF, La Simona water retention reservoir and processing plant site demonstrates Condor’s commitment to advance La India Project to construction. Condor has previously completed a pre-feasibility level design on the TSF and water retention reservoir. The decision has been taken to accelerate the project, by-passing a feasibility level design, which is typically required for bank lending and go directly to a TSF final level of design, which will, subject to funding, allow the fast tracking of the project to future operational status.”

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