OceanaGold cleared to return to opencast mine in North Otago after slip

Tue, 01 Jul 2014

By Pam Graham July 1 (BusinessDesk) - OceanaGold Corp has clearance from WorkSafe NZ to mine the southwest corner of its opencast gold mine in North Otago while continuing to monitor 45 million tonnes of rock that slipped 200 metres in April. The “failure” of a wall of the pit about 9am on April 19 came after heavy rain in the region and followed a slip which moved about 50 metres a year earlier. No one was injured in the April slip but a helicopter was needed to evacuate miners from the underground mine nearby. The opencast mine had b...

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