Company newsRandgold Resources (NASDAQ: GOLD) announced that production at its Tongon gold mine in Cote d'Ivoire was impacted due to a mill fire. The incident occurred on December 24 during a planned shutdown. "The fire has been fully extinguished and no injuries have been reported but both cyclone clusters, flotation cells and blowers along with associated infrastructure for both milling circuits suffered damage," Randgold said in a statement. The company's stock suffered a 0.54-percent decline on Thursday. Al Jazeera reported that 4,000 miners suffering from lung disease have launched South Africa's largest-ever class-action lawsuit against AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU), Goldfields (NYSE:GFI) and Harmony Gold Mining (NYSE:HMY). The plaintiffs claim to have contracted severe lung ailments such as tuberculosis and silicosis while working in underground gold mines and are demanding millions of dollars in compensation from the defendants, which are some of the world's biggest mining companies.
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