10/04/2014 - 15:56

Perseus mine struck by fire

10/04/2014 - 15:56

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Perseus Mining has launched an investigation into the cause of a fire in the processing plant at its Edikan gold mine in Ghana yesterday.

Perseus mine struck by fire
Perseus Mining managing director Jeff Quartermaine.

Perseus Mining has launched an investigation into the cause of a fire in the processing plant at its Edikan gold mine in Ghana yesterday.

The fire, which occured while the plant was shut down for scheduled maintenance, was brought under control within an hour and caused no injuries.

Perseus managing director Jeff Quartermaine said an investigation was under way into the cause of the fire and the damage incurred.

"We're hopeful that all necessary repairs can be completed and approvals obtained to enable ore processing operations to resume within seven days," he said.

"It's likely that damage has been contained to an area of the plant around the cyclones and may involve damage to a cyclone, several rubber lined pipes, associated electrical cabling and air lines."

Mr Quartermaine said the company would update the market following its investigation.

Perseus shares closed the day's trade half a cent lower at 43 cents.

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