Cerro Lindo back online after site flooding

Nexa Resources has resumed operations at the Cerro Lindo polymetallic operation in the Chavín District, Chincha Province, Peru, after recent heavy rains left the mine flooded. The Luxembourg-based miner said March 28 that road access has been restored, though some drainage systems are still being repaired. The plant is currently operating according to the company’s production plan, 17,000 tonnes per…

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Boliden, Volvo Trucks collaborate on underground electric trucks

Boliden said it is joining forces to implement battery-electric truck transport in underground environments starting this year. Two heavy, electric Volvo trucks will be used in the Boliden Kankberg mine, outside Skellefteå in northern Sweden. “This is an exciting collaboration in an environment with very tough demands; steep slopes, heavy loads and humid air that wears on the vehicles,” said…

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Cerro Lindo ops suspended on rains, flooding

Luxembourg-based Nexa Resources has idled production at the Cerro Lindo polymetallic operation in the Chavín District, Chincha Province, Peru, due to heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers. The unusual weather conditions have been caused by Cyclone Yaku, which has been having an impact on the region as well as other parts of the country. At Cerro Lindo, the underground mine workings…

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Centamin’s Sukari discovers upside to underground expansion

Gold miner Centamin has received a report back from its independent consultant Entech that revealed its expansion of the Sukari underground mine in Egypt could return a 31% improvement in its mining rate. The West Africa-based miner said 15 November that the study supports the potential to expand to 1.5 million tonnes per year of total mined ore – the…

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