Canadian-based producer Monument Mining has restarted production at its Selinsing gold mine in the Pahang state, Malaysia after being idled due to the global pandemic.

MonumentMining SelinsingThe company said 6 July that the country’s authorities eased restrictions, transitioning five Malaysian states into the second phase of its COVID-19 recovery plan. That order was effective 5 July.

Selinsing is now back in operation, with 80% of its employees returned to work. Physical distancing is still required, as well as adherence to standard operating procedures for Phase 2.

Company president and CEO Cathy Zhai said Monument will continue to closely monitor the COVID status and employee safety.

Selinsing, located in the Central Gold Belt of western Malaysia, is undergoing an expansion to add to its mine life. It is also advancing the Murchison gold projects, comprising the Burnakura, Gabanintha and Tuckanarra JV (20% interest), in the Murchison area of Western Australia. 

Source: Monument Mining