Peru's Alpayana suspends zinc-lead mine; Covid-19 remains hurdle for miners

Peruvian zinc-lead-silver miner Alpayana, formerly known as Casapalca, has temporarily shut its mining complex, with mining companies across the country struggling to operate through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The mine, which was scheduled to produce 72,000 tonnes of zinc concentrates this year, will be out of action for around a month, informed sources said.

"The government has decreed the extension of the National Health Emergency, due to the existence of a high risk of damage to the health and life of...


Archie Hunter

August 06, 2020

14:35 GMT