OceanaGold Stops Trucking At Philippines Gold Mine After Dispute

Australia’s OceanaGold Corp said on Thursday that it had stopped trucking at its Didipio gold and copper mine in the Philippines after a dispute with a provincial government over its license to operate at the site.

The mid-tier gold miner is waiting for the renewal of its operating license for the mine on Luzon island, but in the meantime, it has authorization from the Philippines mines bureau to continue operations, it said in a statement to Australia’s stock exchange.

The governor of Nueva Vizcaya province, however, has directed local government units to restrain its operations and a local government unit prevented a large supply truck from accessing the mine site on July 1, it said.