JOHANNESBURG, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Gold Fields Limited (Gold Fields) (JSE, NYSE, NASDAQ Dubai: GFI) is pleased to report that the eleven people admitted to hospital for observation following a fire at the KDC mine over the weekend, have been released.
The proto teams continue to work at the KDC West Ya Rona shaft to extinguish the fire that is burning at around 2,800 meters below surface in a worked-out area between 38 and 39 levels.
KDC West remains closed under a Section 54 Order and the investigation into the cause of the fire continues. KDC East re-opened last night.
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Gold Fields is one of the world's largest unhedged producers of gold with attributable annualised production of 3.5 million gold equivalent ounces from eight operating mines in Australia, Ghana, Peru and South Africa. Gold Fields also has an extensive and diverse global growth pipeline with four major projects in resource development and feasibility, with construction decisions expected in the next 18 to 24 months. Gold Fields has total attributable gold equivalent Mineral Reserves of 80.6 million ounces and Mineral Resources of 217 million ounces. Gold Fields is listed on the JSE Limited (primary listing), the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), NASDAQ Dubai Limited, Euronext in Brussels (NYX) and the Swiss Exchange (SWX).
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SOURCE Gold Fields Limited