Orvana reopens El Valle plant after wall failure

Canadian-based miner Orvana Minerals, owner of the El Valle plant in Spain, has recommenced work at the facility after an August failure at its legacy open-pit wall. The company, which continued to operate the mine’s underground areas during the stoppage and stockpile the material, has verified and upheld all of the country’s safety, environmental and operational standards. The plant initially…

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Orvana stops plant after pit wall failure

Orvana Minerals has reported a rock fall at its legacy open pit wall at the El Valle project in northern Spain, and as a result has temporarily idled the plant. Officials said there is fallen material that has impacted the east sector of the tailings storage facility, but no structural or environmental damages. Additionally, the company confirmed that no one…

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