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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4 fast facts about Eldorado Gold

We take sustainability, health and safety, and hiring locally to heart at Eldorado. Here are a few quick facts to show you how we strive to excel in each of these categories: Find out more about our environmental initiatives in our sustainability report  

Dust testing at Kisladag mine site

Environmental monitoring in action

Last week we talked about the importance of environmental monitoring practices at our mines. This week we’d like to show you! Here are a few snapshots of our environmental teams in action at sites in China (Jinfeng) and Turkey (Efemçukuru and Kişladağ). Wherever we operate, environmental monitoring helps us make better decisions that make sense …

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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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How does gold mining impact the environment?

The short answer is it depends on the mine. The long version? An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) spells it out. We Canadians take our environment very seriously. Here in Vancouver, where we are headquartered, we live, work, and play in some of the most beautiful scenery. So protecting our natural world really is a no-brainer. This sentiment …

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Visitors receive a tour of Greek Nurseries near Olympias

Growing a business: the Olympias Nursery

Last week, we showed you a glimpse of our Olympias Plant Nursery in our video about our rehabilitation efforts in northern Greece.  This week, we’ll meet the team there and hear the story behind of one of the largest nurseries in northern Greece. Less than two kilometres from our Olympias mine, Greek Nurseries, S.A.’s 15-hectare site is packed …

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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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