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BRIEF-Nevsun Q3 gold production

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Nevsun Resources Ltd :

* Announces Q3 gold production of 98,000 ounces

* Does not expect this level of production to continue as the transitional

oxide zone is nearly exhausted

* Transitional oxide zone is nearly exhausted and the mill will start

processing lower grade harena ore in Q4

* Bisha is expected to meet or exceed top end 2012 production guidance of

280,000 to 300,000 ounces of gold

* Copper plant expansion continues to progress on schedule with concentrate

production expected in mid-2013

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