Codelco, Southern Copper resume ops after heavy rains halt mines

Heavy highland rains in the Andean region prompted mining companies to temporarily halt some copper operations in northern Chile and southern Peru from Friday February 8, before resuming full capacity by Tuesday February 12.

Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, had to suspend activities at its Chuquicamata and Ministro Hales divisions, the company said in a report on February 8. The impact on volumes and financial results during 2019 will not be significant, it added.

Operations resumed over the weekend and extraction was normalized by Sunday February 10, Codelco stated, with the Ministro Hales, Gabriela Mistral and Radomiro Tomic divisions back to the same operational levels as...


Renato Rostás

February 12, 2019

15:13 GMT

São Paulo