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Cadia mine’s mill back in action

Cadia mine’s Concentrator 1 SAG mill is back in operation after a breakdown last month involving a motor.

According to a statement from Newcrest Mining, the issue has been rectified with repairs made and a period of operational testing undertaken.

“Engineers have determined that the mill motor will eventually require a full rewind. The timing of the rewind will be subject to the availability of long lead time parts and will be incorporated into the maintenance schedule when it is considered convenient or appropriate to do so,” the statement said.

“Installation of the conveyor to bypass the mill, transporting ore from the high pressure grinding rolls to the ball mill circuit, remains on schedule to be completed in early December 2015.

“This will provide future operating flexibility.”

Stockpiles which have been generated over the last five weeks are expected to be fully processed by the end of the current financial year.

Cadia’s production, capital and cost guidance remains unchanged.

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