After reporting a total gold production of 328,604 ounces and a revenue of $464.3 million for the third quarter of 2016, Yamana Gold announced a major loss. The Toronto-based miner revealed today that 2,000 ounces of gold were stolen from its Jacobina mine in Brazil.
The gold, worth $2.6 million at current prices, was forcefully taken by armed robbers who stormed the mine on October 17, 2016 and killed a security guard. Yamana had spoken about the robbery before, but it was only today that they admitted how much was actually stolen.
However, its executives are not ready to comment on every detail just yet. Local media says that criminals blew the mine safe open with explosives, but Yamana refused to confirm or deny because a police investigation is onoing.
Yamana said, “The amount of gold that was stolen is modest as material is kept in inventory only briefly after a gold pour pending transport.”
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