First Scottish commercial gold mine officially opens today

Scotland mine

Scotgold officially opened the first ever Scottish commercial gold mine earlier this morning.

The Board of Scotgold opened their Cononish ‘Bulk Processing Trial’ plant at the Cononish Mine, near Tyndrum, Stirlingshire, today at 10.30am.

The plant was formally opened by Bruce Crawford, the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Stirling, who has been a strong supporter of the Cononish Gold and Silver Project for a number of years.

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The new facility will produce Scotland’s first gold on a commercial basis and represents a very significant development for the company as it advances Cononish to full production.

Later this year, Scotgold will make available for sale the gold and silver mined from it Cononish project in Tyndrum to a small selection of members in the Scottish jewellery industry and to investors.

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