Nexa Resources restarts open-pit at Atacocha unit in Peru

The San Gerardo open-pit zinc-lead mine in Peru, part of the Atacocha plant, has resumed activities after 20 days of downtime because of community demonstrations that were blocking the road to the facilities, Brazilian base metals producer Nexa Resources said on Tuesday March 23.

The ramp-up to full production was expected to take 3-5 days, the company added. The full effect of the temporary halt was still being assessed for potential changes to the full-year 2021 output guidance, it said.
“The company maintains a continuing dialogue with the Machcan community and authorities for a final resolution,” Nexa said.

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Renato Rostás

March 24, 2021

14:10 GMT

São Paulo