First Quantum eyes February restart for Las Cruces mill, awaits mine plan approval

First Quantum Minerals Ltd is planning to restart operations at its Las Cruces mill in Spain next month to process existing stockpiles and is awaiting approval to resume activities in part of the associated open-pit mine following a land slippage last week.

Subject to regulatory approvals, the mill will resume “sometime in February,” the Toronto, Canada-based company said. The stockpiles are lower grade and are expected to continue to be processed until the mining of Phase 6 of the open-pit can commence. According to the company,...


Andrea Hotter

January 28, 2019

14:54 GMT

New York