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4 Facts About Air, Water & Forest Impacts of Gold Mining in Greece

At Eldorado Gold we get questions about the potential environmental impacts of the mining projects we are developing in Greece, particularly from communities near our sites. Mining is a highly regulated industry and we are committed to complying with national and European standards to protect the air, water, forest and communities near our operations. Here …

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environmental monitoring in Greece

Taking the Lead in Environmental Monitoring for Gold Mining in Greece

At Eldorado Gold, our environmental monitoring efforts tell us about the health of the natural environment in and around our mine sites. It is an important part of operating responsibly as it lets us know what aspects at site we need to manage to minimise our environmental impacts and comply with environmental regulations. A comprehensive …

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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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Stratoni processing and export facility

5 Economic Benefits of Gold Mining Investment in Greece

The contribution of mining to Greece’s economic growth and development has a history as old as the civilization itself. Since 1,000 B.C., Greeks have been using their mineral resources to build cities, establish trade networks and expand empires. Revenues from the high-grade silver mines of Laurion, south of Athens in Attica, financed the emergence of …

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Skouries Processing Plant

How we’ve designed Olympias and Skouries to limit environmental impacts

At Eldorado Gold, we are at the forefront of building a modern gold mining industry in Greece. All eyes are on us to prove that mining can be done responsibly; that we can protect the air, water and soil – resources that we all share. We have designed Olympias and Skouries, our two mining projects …

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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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