Wesdome Touts Strong Local Production Numbers

Gold production's jumped at a local mine - and it's expected to keep rising.

Wesdome Gold Mines says total production from its Eagle River Complex hit 71,625 ounces in 2018, up 21 percent from the 58,980 ounces the year before - within the midpoint of the raised production guidance.

The Toronto-based miner expects the Eagle River Underground Mine will produce 69,000 to 76,000 ounces this year, with the Mishi Open Pit to add 3000 to 4000 for a total of 72,000 to 80,000 ounces.

Development's also continuing at the Eagle River Underground mine, to provide drill platforms for exploration and definition drilling, to expand the current resource base.