SHANGHAI, Jul. 8 (SMM) - Norton Gold Fields Limited, a subsidiary of Zijin Mining Group Co., produced more gold than it had planned for this year’s first half at its Australian operations.
Norton Gold produced 85,517 ounces of the precious metal between January and June in from its open cut and underground operations at Paddington in Western Australia, it told Australian Securities Exchange on July 5. The company’s guidance production plan for the period was 76,000-80,000 ounces, it said.
``The gold production results announced today are a testament to the skills and dedication of our staff in planning, executing and delivering results according to, or ahead of, plan,’’ Dianmin Chen, managing director and chief executive officer said in the statement.
``These figures reflect Norton’s commitment to increasing gold production in a sustainable and responsible manner, and support the company’s vision of becoming a leading long-term gold producer,’’ he said.