He says that he would be very happy if eastern Serbia got a new mine.
– I`d like to see another mine in eastern Serbia, which depends on the results of our explorations. As the project leader, I`m optimistic and I would truly like us to continue. We are looking for the best mining methods, such as can optimize the profit, while at the same time having this be a sustainable project that the community can profit from – Wienand says.
The Chinese company Zijin has announced that it will buy out the lower zone of the Cukaru Peki copper and gold mine near Bor for USD 390 million from Freeport-McMoran
, whereby it will become the only owner of that mine. When asked whether Dundee also expects to get an offer from the Chinese company, Wienand says that he is currently focused on the engineering part of the job.
– When we`ve completed the feasibility study, I will deal with the design and the launching of the project and that`s where my ambitions lie. Still, I hope that we will be the ones who will do the excavation in the future mine – Wienand said.
Dundee Precious Metals is a Canadian mining company which explores, develops, mines and processes precious metals.