TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - Centerra Gold Inc. (TSX:CG) reports that the Boroo mine's ball mill was taken out of service following the failure of the mill's vacuum contactors. A work-around has been developed and is being implemented. The Boroo mill is expected to process stockpiled ore at approximately 50% of its throughput capacity during this time. The Company has located the necessary parts and the mill is expected to return to full capacity in two weeks. No material impact is expected on Boroo's gold production guidance for the year.
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Centerra is a gold mining company focused on operating, developing, exploring and acquiring gold properties primarily in Asia, the former Soviet Union and other markets worldwide. Centerra is a leading North American-based gold producer and is the largest Western-based gold producer in Central Asia. Centerra's shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol CG. The Company is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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