Centerra Gold Inc. resumed shipping diesel fuel and other supplies from the Kumtor marshalling yard in Kyrgyzstan to Kumtor mine after protestors voluntarily lifted a roadblock, the company said Tuesday.
The marshalling yard is located in the town of Balykchy in the Issyk-Kul Region of the central Asian republic and is approximately 168 miles from the Kumtor mine, the Toronto-based miner said.
The Kumtor mine, in which Centerra holds a 100 percent interest, has resumed normal operations and the mill facility continues to operate at capacity. The interruption will not affect the company's 2011 production and cost guidance, even though the company is reducing staff at the facility.
In the 12 months ending Dec. 31, 2010, Kumtor produced 567,802 ounces of gold.
Shares of Centerra Gold rose 33 cents to $22.76 in midday trading.