Newcrest resumes mining at Kencana

Newcrest has resumed mining at its Kencana mine following a ‘geotechnical event’ at the site in February.

At the time the rockfall at Kencana, part of Newcrest’s Gosowong operation – along with the Toguraci mine – in Indonesia, halted mining at site and saw one worker trapped.

Newcrest quickly rescued the man, and managed to recommence partial mining at the Toguraci mine in the weeks following the event.

Now Newcrest has restarted mining at Kencana, and begun ramping up operations, although it does not forecast full production levels to return for at least two months.

Despite the incident, group production and cost guidance for the 2016 financial year remains unchanged from Newcrest’s March quarterly reports, the miner said.

However “Gosowong production for the 2016 financial year is expected to be around the bottom end of its guidance range”.

 

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