Detour Gold Corporation ("Detour Gold" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that today it poured its first four gold bars for approximately 2,000 ounces of gold at its Detour Lake mine.
Gerald Panneton (President and CEO) and Pierre Beaudoin (Senior VP Capital Projects) shake hands after the first gold pour.
Gerald Panneton, President and CEO of Detour Gold, commented: "Today is a celebration for all of us that have been involved in this project from its inception. Our first gold pour is a remarkable milestone in Detour Gold's transition from a young exploration company to a gold producer. This achievement has truly been the result of great team work by everyone. We wish to thank our shareholders and all of our other stakeholders in supporting the development of the project, including our Board of Directors, management team, employees and contractors who worked very hard to make this all possible after 26 months of construction. We would also like to thank our Aboriginal partners and local communities with whom we have developed strong and mutually beneficial relationships."
"We are very excited about what we have accomplished in six years from completing the acquisition of the property (January 31, 2007) to first gold pour. We are looking forward to the future as we move closer to becoming Canada's leading intermediate gold producer."