Continental’s team has now qualified for the 12th International Mines Rescue Competition in West Virginia
Continental Gold’s (TSX: CNL) Buriticá, Antioquia-based emergency mine rescue teams excelled at the Colombian Mine Rescue Olympic Games, competing in simulated emergency mining-related situations. For the first time, the mining company sponsored and fielded a six-member all-women’s team (the only company to do so) along with a seven-member men’s team. Miner Lina Ramos finished first in her category and the men’s team finished second in their category, qualifying them for the 12th International Mines Rescue Competition to be held in West Virginia, United States in September 2020.
A total of 17 teams participated, representing an array of Colombian mining companies: eight from the gold industry, six from the coal industry, two from the emerald industry and one from the copper industry.
“A very special recognition to the Continental Gold women’s team, the first of its kind to participate in the National Mine Rescue Olympics and a champion of discipline, courage and bravery,” said Silvana Habib Daza (below), President of Colombia’s National Mining Agency (ANM).