Perseus back online after fire

Perseus Mining says it has resumed operations at its Edikan gold mine in Ghana seven days after a fire damaged the processing plant during routine maintenance.

Managing director Jeff Quartermaine said work began on repairing the damage caused by the fire immediately after a thorough investigation into its cause.

"The effort put in by our on-site team to assess and carry out the repair work was impressive and the fact that we were able to resume operations, as forecast, within seven days is a real credit to all of those involved," he said.

"We have learned a lot of very valuable lessons and the cost of repairs has been relatively modest."

Perseus shares were up 0.7 cents, or 1.87 per cent, to 38.2 cents at 8.20am.

The West Australian

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