The International Cyanide Management Institute (ICMI) announced today that Minas de Oro Nacional S.A. de C.V. has voluntarily withdrawn as a signatory to the International Cyanide Management Code (Cyanide Code). The Cyanide Code is a voluntary industry program for companies involved in the production of gold using cyanide and companies manufacturing and transporting this cyanide. Minas de Oro Nacional, which is based in Mexico, became a signatory to the Cyanide Code in September 2009, and had its Mulatos Mine certified in March 2013. As required under the Cyanide Code, the mine was again audited against ICMI’s Verification Protocol within three years of its previous certification by an independent professional third-party auditor. The operation’s recertification audit found it non-compliant with one of the Cyanide Code’s Standards of Practice. Minas de Oro Nacional’s withdrawal is effective this date.
Tuesday, March 13, 2018