Gold mining venture in Cambodia starts seeing returns

Cambodia’s gold mining venture has started seeing returns as the Okvau Gold Project in southwestern Mondulkiri province has produced more than half a tonne of gold ore as of last Thursday.

Ministry of Mines and Energy director-general for Mineral Resources Ung Dipola told the Phnom Penh Post that the mining operations has produced so far 46 gold dore bars, weighing a total of 522kg, or an average of 11.35kg per bar.

The mining operations are run by Renaissance, a subsidiary of Australia-listed Emerald Resources, which launched commercial operations at the site in June this year.

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