Westwood mine to reopen level 104 mining block

Nov 25, 2015, 17:29 ET from IAMGOLD Corporation

TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - IAMGOLD Corporation ("IAMGOLD" or the "Company") confirms that following the conclusions of expert assessments of the seismic event on May 26, 2015, the Commission de la Santé et de la Sécurité au travail (CSST), which is Quebec's occupational health and safety commission, has authorized the start of remediation and recovery work in the level 104 mining block.

Five experts in rock mechanics, four of whom were mandated by the Company and one by the CSST, have made their recommendations after concluding that the root causes of the rock burst have been identified. Detailed and methodical planning will be carried out in compliance with these recommendations and with the approval of the CSST at each step.


IAMGOLD (www.iamgold.com) is a mid-tier mining company with four operating gold mines on three continents. A solid base of strategic assets in North and South America and West Africa is complemented by development and exploration projects and continued assessment of accretive acquisition opportunities. IAMGOLD is in a strong financial position with extensive management and operational expertise.

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