Mine workers locked down amid NT scare

Original article by Brad Thompson, Mark Ludlow
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 1 & 8 : 29-Jun-21

Newmont Corporation is facing a lengthy shutdown of its Tanami gold mine in the Northern Territory, as a result of it having gone into lockdown. The lockdown resulted from a miner who is believed to have become infected while in a Queensland quarantine hotel, before unknowingly passing it on to his colleagues at the mine between 18 and 24 June. Around 640 miners are currently locked down at Tanami; they are being confined to their single-room quarters for 14 days and having meals delivered to their door. The Tanami mine produced 495,000 ounces of gold in 2020.


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