Metanor Resources has received an environmental certificate to move ahead with the commercial production at the Bachelor Lake underground mine site located in Quebec.

According to the environmental certificate the company can process an initial gold ore up to 900,000 tons from the Bachelor underground mine site.

The government authorization has put forth certain conditions with regards to water management and creation of an Advisory Committee involving the Cree community of Waswanipi and Jamesian municipalities.

Metanor chairman and CEO Serge Roy and president and chief of operations Ghislain Morin in a joint statement said the company thanks its community and Government partners and our staff, which together enabled us to take this important step towards commercial production, which is expected to begin after compilation and reporting of the bulk sampling results, soon to be completed.

"Once the bulk sample results are published then the preliminary steps to put Bachelor into production will have been completed," Roy and Morin added.

"We are very proud of accomplishing this milestone and we intend to further earn the trust of the Government and nearby communities by continuing to be an exemplary institutional citizen and an active partner in the economic development of the James Bay region."

The commercial production is expected to start after the completion, of the bulk sampling results.

Metanor is a Canadian based gold mining company with a focus on exploration and development of it properties.