February 27, 2018 / 4:41 AM / 22 days ago

Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea suspends some output after quake-Barrick

MELBOURNE, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Some production activities at the Porgera gold mine in Papua New Guinea have been suspended to save power after a powerful earthquake damaged the power station that supplies the mine, operator Barrick (Niugini) Ltd said on Tuesday.

“The mine is now operating on back-up power and some production activities have been suspended to conserve power,” Barrick (Niugini) managing director Richmond Fenn said in a statement.

The Porgera mine is co-owned by Barrick Gold and China’s Zijin Mining.

Reporting by Sonali Paul

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