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Salares Norte project section temporarily put on hold to ensure chinchilla protection

Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online
NYSE- and JSE-listed Gold Fields has announced that its Salares Norte project, in Chile, has received an urgent and transitionary measure (MUT) from Chile’s Superintendence of Environment (SMA). The MUT orders the immediate suspension of dismantling Rocky Area No 3, located at the North waste dump of the mine. This rocky area is one of the areas that had been identified as a possible location of the chinchillas present on the Salares Norte property.

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