Minera Ojos del Salado sinkhole to be filled: report

A large mystery sinkhole that developed in July at Lundin Mining’s Minera Ojos del Salado operation in Chile will be filled in as it also continues to pump out water that has seeped into the mine, according to a company official. A senior executive for a local unit, Luis Sanchez, told Reuters that an investigation is in the “decisive stages”…

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Operator to blame for sinkhole: Chile minister 

Chile’s Minister of Mining Marcela Hernando said during the agency’s investigation into a sinkhole that has formed at Lundin Mining’s Chilean unit Ojos del Salado that the event was caused by “overexploitation” and excessive mining at the site. Work is continuing to determine the origin of cracks close to the subsidence and any potential impact to an aquifer near the…

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Sinkhole stops operations at Lundin’s Minera Ojos del Salado

Officials from Chile’s National Geology and Mining Service agency Sernageomin has ordered the suspension of operations at Lundin Mining’s Minera Ojos del Salado complex after a sinkhole developed at the Alcaparrosa underground copper mine, part of the Candelaria operation. The sinkhole, which has most recently measured 50 meters in diameter and 200 meters deep but appears to be stable, has…

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