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Ground slip at Cadia Open Pit

23 November 2011

Yesterday, following several days of rain in the Orange region, there was a slip of ground in the open pit at Cadia.
 
The slip occurred midway up the pit wall and the fallen rock impeded ramp access to and from the bottom of the pit.

There were no injuries.

The situation is currently being assessed as to the most appropriate means of regaining heavy vehicular access to the open pit.

In the mean time production at Cadia is continuing with a combination of stockpile and Ridgeway Deeps ore feed.


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Investor Enquiries – North America/Europe

Steve Warner
T: +1 212 351 5064
E: steve.warner@newcrest.com.au

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Kim Kerr
T:  +61 3 9522 5316
E: kim.kerr@newcrest.com.au

Media Enquiries

Kerrina Watson
T: +61 3 9522 5593
E: kerrina.watson@newcrest.com.au

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