Kingrose resumes Way Linggo operations following wall slippage

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Gold producer Kingrose Mining has resumed mining at the Way Linggo project in Indonesia following a pit wall failure last month.

Kingrose experienced a wall slippage after material movement had been detected in the north east pit wall. The incident has caused the company to remove 4000 ounces of gold from the mine plan.

The Way Linggo pit was temporarily inaccessible to normal mining activities as remediation works have not rectified the problem as quickly as anticipated. There were no casualties or property damage reported.

An external geotechnical consultant has completed the fall assessment, but Kingrose provided no further information in an ASX statement.

Way Linggo’s processing plant, which has been placed in a four- to five-week suspension, is set to resume operating in early August.

“It is disappointing that we will have this production interruption after running the processing plant at capacity for the last three months, but we will use the time efficiently and bring forward planned fixed plant maintenance,” Kingrose chief executive Karen O’Neill said.

“The incident is manageable and no significant consequence to Kingrose Mining is expected.”

Kingrose plans to publish its production guidance in late July for the six months to December. The company produced 5472 ounces of gold in the March quarter and 2526 ounces in April at the Way Linggo project.

The company developed the Way Linggo open pit after all underground mining activities were suspended in 2013.

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