Following several visits by the team to ensure the project remained on track, the plant is now fully operational under a small-scale licence.
It is running batch processing and producing gold, while testing various ore samples.
More licences have been applied for and are under review. The company expects final permitting for large amounts of gold ore in May, and thereafter it will significantly boost production.
“As previously reported the Honduras operations were delayed by the severe weather conditions last year but during the first quarter we have moved to expand our sources of ore supply as previously stated in our plans for our Honduran operations,” the company said in a statement.