Major zinc miner Nexa Resources revealed yesterday that the production at Cerro Lindo mines in Peru has been interrupted. Due to unusually high rainfall conditions and overflowing rivers induced by Cyclone Yaku. That’s been hitting the region alongside other regions of the country.
According to a news release from Nexa. Parts of the mine’s lower levels partially flooded as a result of too much water being received below and unable to be pumped to the surface. Nexa also stated that the road access to the underground mine was also hampered.
Nexa stated, “The firm is actively watching & evaluating the situation. As it evolves & is taking all required procedures to safeguard the safety of its staff, contractors, & host communities.
“Around 233 Tons of zinc are output per day at Cerro Lindo. Month to date, there hasn’t been any effect on output.”
However, the company stated that, depending to the underground mine’s dewatering process & how rain affects other parts of the operation, it anticipates being able to restore output within the next 10 to 12 days.
“It is being examine how it might affect the 2023 guidelines and its outcomes. The business reaffirms its dedication to the safety & health of its workers & promises to keep the market updated on any new developments “Nexa threw in.
With more than Sixty years of experience in establishing & running mine & smelting facilities in Latin America. Nexa is a sizable integrate zinc manufacturer.
In addition to the Aripuan mine in Mato Grosso, Brazil. Which will be its 6th underground mine, Nexa now owns and operates 5 long-life underground mines—3 in the Central Andes of Peru and 2 in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil.