Orezone Gold Corporation (ORE-TSX) has temporarily halted its activities in Burkina Faso until the political situation in country has stabilized. All personnel are safe and accounted for. Although the area around Bomboré has been relatively calm during the recent events, minor vandalism occurred at the Bomboré camp over the weekend. Our staff and the local community at Bomboré, including the police and local representatives, have been very supportive with respect to the safety or our employees, camp security and our efforts to continue to develop the project; for that we are grateful.
The majority of the field investigations required for the ongoing feasibility study have been completed. Social, environmental and geotechnical assessments in progress, although delayed, may not affect the overall completion of the study. The desktop and design work can continue with our various consultants in North America. Orezone continues to closely monitor events and will provide further updates along with any adjustments to the time line of the study.
About Orezone Gold Corporation
Orezone is a Canadian company with a gold discovery track record of +12 Moz and recent mine development experience in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The Company owns a 100% interest in Bomboré, the largest undeveloped oxide gold deposit in West Africa. The Company is continuing with various technical studies in order to be in a position to complete a full feasibility study and an application for a mining permit in H1 2015.
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