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Gold mine cash costs jumped 19pct in H1 2012- GFMS

Posted on 05 September 2012

While global gold mine production was at best flat in the first half of 2012, average total cash costs jumped 19% to a new high of $727 per ounce.
According to Thomson Reuters GFMS’s Gold Survey 2012 Update 1, some of the reasons behind the hiatus in production are declining grades across the industry, construction and commissioning delays and slower than expected ramp-ups of output at a number of properties. Added to this, the group said, were exogenous factors like geotechnical problems, extreme weather and labour strikes………………………………………Full Article: Source


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