The Sanitary Protection Zone was approved by the State Ministry of Health and the State Agency for Environmental Protection and Forestry.
Shambesai has the potential for all-in cash costs of under US$700 an ounce, placing it among the lowest quartile of costs in the gold sector.
Manas is now heading to market with a capital raising.
The halt will remain in place until the opening of trade on Friday 12th September 2014, or earlier if an announcement is made to the market.
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