Nexa Resources temporarily halts zinc-lead open-pit mine at Atacocha

Brazil-based metals producer Nexa Resources suspended activity at the open-pit San Gerardo zinc-lead mine at its Atacocha unit in Peru due to road blockades, the company said on Thursday March 11.

The miner restricted operations to the minimum workforce necessary for critical maintenance and safety, it said, after demonstrations from the local Machcan community were blocking access to Atacocha’s processing plant.

The San Gerardo mine previously halted production on a temporary basis in mid-December because of protests that were impeding access to the unit, before the mine...

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Renato Rostás

March 12, 2021

14:28 GMT

São Paulo