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2 reasons why local procurement in Greece is important

According to the World Gold Council, 70% of total expenditure by gold mining companies remains in the country where the mine is located. Of this in-country spending, typically 50-60% goes towards the purchase of goods and services to build and support mine operations. In Greece, where we at Eldorado are developing the Olympias and Skouries […]

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How gold mining contributes to sustainable development

The benefits of Eldorado Gold’s mining projects go far beyond the value of the metals we produce. Our Olympias, Skouries and Stratoni assets in Greece are creating a series of direct, indirect and induced economic impacts that is benefitting local communities and the national economy. This ripple-effect of economic activity multiplies as it moves outwards […]

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ICMC audit at our Jinfeng mine during November 2014

Cyanide certification: how our gold mines get it right

At Eldorado we’re very proud of our management practices when it comes to cyanide. Cyanide is very well known to us all. As every murder mystery has taught us, it’s a pretty toxic compound. But in gold mining, cyanide is often essential for separating gold from the surrounding ore. (Sorry, Agatha Christie.) Gold mines use very […]

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Kisladag water sampling

Environmental monitoring: looking out for our natural world

Every day, we carry out some form of environmental monitoring at our operations. “Whether it’s testing air, water, soil or noise, our monitoring efforts help us to understand, manage and protect our natural environment,” says Dale Churcher, our VP Engineering. “Monitoring is our eyes and ears.” The data we collect allows us to build a […]

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Olympias Plant Nursery

Rehabilitation in action: from tailings ponds to green space in Greece

This week, as part of our ongoing tailings management series, we will guide you through one of our rehabilitation projects we have been working on in Greece. At our Olympias site in the Halkidiki Peninsula, we have been overseeing one of the largest environmental rehabilitation projects in the country. Mining activities by the previous project owner left […]

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Tailings dam at Eldorado Gold's Tanjianshan mine in China

How we approach tailings management at Tanjianshan

Last week we introduced you to tailings. Tailings are a part of mining that get a lot of publicity, and managing them responsibly is a key environmental component of our business. While each operation is unique, our approach is to ensure that the environment is protected during and after the operation has closed. Here, we discuss our […]

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