Canadian producer Dynasty Metals & Mining has poured its first gold at its recently commissioned gold processing plant at its Zaruma project in Ecuador.

Dynasty Metals & Mining president and chief executive officer Robert Washer said it was a significant moment in the company’s history and for the development of a modern mining industry in Ecuador.

“We would like to thank the government of Ecuador for its ongoing support for the development of the Zaruma gold project, which is the first large scale modern mining operation in Ecuador’s history,” Washer said.

All sections of the plant have been commissioned by Dynasty, which will continue to optimise plant operations by processing material mined during the ongoing development of the declines.