Lihir Gold Limited
ASX : LGL
NASDAQ : LIHR
TSX : LGG

Lihir Gold Limited

December 05, 2007 08:02 ET

LGL Ballarat Goldfields Mine Recovery Update

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 5, 2007) - Lihir Gold Ltd (TSX:LGG)(ASX:LGL)(NASDAQ:LIHR) ("LGL") continues to make good progress towards restoring operations at its Ballarat Goldfields mine.

Since the fall of ground in the Woolshed Gully decline on 19 November, LGL has been working closely with regulatory authorities to develop an appropriate plan to clear the rock fall and resume normal operations.

A draft plan has been prepared which currently envisages a return to normal operations by mid to late January, subject to final approvals from regulatory authorities.

Our primary concern in devising the remediation plan is to ensure the safety of our employees at all times.

Further information will be provided in due course.

Contact Information

  • Lihir Gold Ltd.
    (Brisbane): Joe Dowling
    GM Corporate Affairs
    Mobile: 0421 587 755
    or
    GT Investor Relations Inc.
    (Toronto): Greg W Taylor
    (905) 337-7673
    Email: gtaylor@g-tinvestorrelations.com