PanAust Resumes Copper-Gold Operations in Laos

30 June 2009 (Last Updated June 30th, 2009 18:30)

Activity has resumed at PanAust’s Phu Kham copper-gold operation in Laos after it was shut down due to a SAG mill motor failure on 19 June. The company has corrected the causes of the two rotor and stator failures, it said in a statement. PanAust advanced its one-week annual

Activity has resumed at PanAust’s Phu Kham copper-gold operation in Laos after it was shut down due to a SAG mill motor failure on 19 June.

The company has corrected the causes of the two rotor and stator failures, it said in a statement.

PanAust advanced its one-week annual major plant shutdown from July, which limited the unscheduled downtime to four days.

The next major scheduled shutdown for a ball mill reline is in January 2010.