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Back to School: First-Ever Mine Rescue Competition in Turkey

The Back to School blog series celebrates the power of learning, and in the article below we shine a light on Turkey’s first-ever mine rescue competition organized by our very own Göksel Alpaslan, Efemçukuru’s HSE and Risk Management Manager. Göksel came up with the idea for this competition to bring together Turkey’s mine search and …

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Back to School: Building Opportunities at Lamaque

At Eldorado Gold, we believe strongly in building opportunities in the communities we operate in to enrich lives. In our 2nd post of the Back to School series, we learn more about two unique initiatives that our team at Lamaque, in Val-d’Or, Quebec, have undertaken, aimed at sharing knowledge and experience with students to equip …

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Serious About Safety: Our Mine Rescue Teams are Ready!

Vigilance, preparation and rapid response are the foundation of our safety culture. Life-threatening emergencies at our operations rarely occur, but when a crisis does happen our dedicated and highly trained Mine Rescue Teams stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Each of our mine sites has their own mine rescue team comprised of volunteers …

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Employees at our Kışladağ  mine in Turkey

Serious About Safety: Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

Here at Eldorado, we believe that effective communication fosters teamwork and trust. For us, open communications between one another is how we build a healthy, safe and productive workplace. To facilitate engagement, stimulate discussion and encourage the exchange of ideas about health and safety, we have developed the following practices and tools.     Golden …

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Celebrating SuXXess: Melanie Jang

Celebrating women in the mining industry goes beyond the mine site. Here at Eldorado, we have female lawyers, accountants, support staff, communications professionals, community relations coordinators, health & safety professionals, in additional to females in operational roles as a part of our team. In our first post in the series, Celebrating SuXXess, we spoke to …

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Forward Thinking: Ventilation on Demand and Tagging & Tracking

In a previous post, George Burns, our President and CEO touched on a few technologies that are enabling us to operate more sustainably and keep our employees safe. Today we go a little deeper, (underground mining pun intended), on two technologies: ventilation on demand, or VOD for short; tagging and tracking We have deployed these …

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Forward Thinking: Pioneering the Use of Dry Stack Tailings in Turkey and Greece

First to Construct a Dry Tailings Facility in Turkey In 2006, Eldorado first began assessing the use of dry-stack tailings for its Efemçukuru project in Turkey.  “At the time, we were one of a handful of mining companies evaluating the technology, and were the first to permit and construct a dry-stack tailings facility in Turkey,” …

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