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Ezulweni mine re-opens

Aerial view of
Ezulwini “’ now back
in operation
Johannesburg, South Africa — MININGREVIEW.COM — 22 September 2009 – Operations at JSE- and TSX-listed First Uranium’s Ezulwini mine resumed last night, but AngloGold Ashanti’s Great Noligwa mine remains closed.

The re-opening of Ezulweni was confirmed in a statement here by First Uranium CEO Gordon Miller. He said that the Department of Mineral Resources had concluded its investigation yesterday.

Mining operations had been halted last Friday after a worker had been killed in a fall-of-ground incident, while installing permanent supports in a stope on the 45 level of the Middle Elsburg reef horizon, which is the uranium and gold ore-body at the Ezulwini mine.

Meanwhile AngloGold Ashanti’s Great Noligwa mine was still closed today after a fatal accident on Monday of last week. Spokeswoman Joanne Jones said in a telephone interview here that additional information was being provided to government safety inspectors.