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Gold Fields: cyanide code smack for ST Ives mine - Mining Business Media
Thursday, 5 January 2017
The 350,000ozpa St Ives gold mine, 90km south of Kalgoorlie in Western Australia, has lost its certification under the International Cyanide Management Code after an independent audit found it had not maintained compliance over the last three years with the guidelines for companies using cyanide in gold and silver production.
Owner-operator Gold Fields has been told by the International Cyanide Management Institute it must implement a corrective action plan to regain its certificate. The code, established by industry stakeholders under United Nations Environment Program and International Council on Metals & the Environment supervision, is voluntary and carries no further penalties.