TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Continental Gold Inc. (TSX:CNL; OTCQX:CGOOF) ("Continental" or the "Company") announces that the Company has learned that a residence, in which exploration geologists and contractors were staying, was criminally attacked in the middle of the night. This tragedy took place in the village of Ochalí in the municipality of Yaramul, Antioquia, which is located within the boundaries of the Company's Berlin project. This is unrelated to the Buriticá project as it is located over eight hours away by road. Details at this point are unclear as to the severity of the attack but the worst is feared. Initial indications are that the attack was carried out by a dissident group of ex-FARC members. The Company is fully cooperating with authorities and is working with the families affected.
About Continental Gold Inc.
Continental Gold is the leading large-scale gold mining company in Colombia and is presently developing it's 100% owned Buriticá project in Antioquia. Buriticá is one of the largest and highest-grade gold projects in the world and is being advanced utilizing best practices for mine construction, environmental care and community inclusion. Led by an international management team with a successful record of discovering, financing and developing large high-grade gold deposits in Latin America, the Buriticá project is on schedule with first gold pour anticipated during the first half of 2020.
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For further information: Paul Begin, Chief Financial Officer, Continental Gold Inc., +1.416.583.5610, [email protected], www.continentalgold.com