The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, announces that Equinox Gold Corp. has joined its Board of Members.
Equinox Gold is a Canadian mining company with seven operating gold mines and construction underway at an eighth site. Equinox Gold operates entirely in the Americas, with two properties in the United States, one in Mexico and five in Brazil. Equinox Gold has a multimillion ounce gold reserve base and a pipeline of development and expansion projects for organic gold production growth. The Company’s proposed acquisition of Premier Gold Mines will bring further asset and country diversification with the addition of a producing mine in Mexico and a development-stage project in Canada.
Randy Smallwood, Chair of the World Gold Council, commented: “I am thrilled to welcome Equinox Gold to the World Gold Council. They play an important role in the production and exploration of gold in the Americas and have exciting future growth plans. I have known the company and management team for many years and am delighted that they will bring their experience and expertise to support the mission of the World Gold Council.”
Christian Milau, Chief Executive Officer, Equinox Gold, said: “We are very pleased to join the World Gold Council. Our values are aligned with the World’s Gold Council’s commitments to raising standards and building trust and transparency in the industry. We look forward to engaging with the Council’s members to share best practices and work towards achieving our shared goals.”