The company has also recorded 19,023 tonnes of copper over the quarter.

It has also stated that expansion operations at Cadia East and Lihir were in line with company’s schedule, and it commissioned second phase primary crusher at Cadia mine.

However, the company claimed that the quarterly production was negatively affected at both Lihir and Gosowong mines.

At Lihir the repair of Autoclave 1 is now complete and at Gosowong access to the higher grade ore zones has been re-established, the company reported.

Meanwhile, the company is looking to continue exploration activities at Telfer, Gosowong, Côte d’Ivoire and Wafi-Golpu with next six months of drilling activity.

Newcrest is expecting the completion of Cadia East Lift 2 project in 2014, with flotation upgrade and NCA refurbishment projects at Lihir scheduled for completion in the second half of the 2013.

Currently, the company is reviewing all of its business activities, particularly those related to higher cost current or future production, the company added.

It estimates gold output of 2 million ounces – 2.15 million ounces for the financial year 2012-2013.