Operations began again after the Mexican government deemed mining to be an essential industry amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and lifted a temporary shutdown of activities.
Mining and milling has resumed on June 3 at Campo Morado, which is located in the state of Guerrero.
Prior to the suspension, Campo Morado was operating at an average production rate of between 1,900 to 2,200 tons per day. Telson also has around 2,900 tonnes of zinc concentrate and 650 tonnes of lead stored at the site and available for immediate shipping. The miner has already begun shipping procedures to deliver concentrates to the point of sale at the port in Manzanillo.
In a statement, Telson CEO Ralph Shearing acknowledged the difficulties faced by organizations and populations as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Thankfully, there has been no COVID-19 reported infection to any of our Campo Morado employees or anyone at Telson,” Shearing told shareholders. “Additionally, with the strict health protocols recently developed and implemented at Campo Morado mine site and throughout our organization, we are confident that we will be able to maintain continuous mining operations at Campo Morado while minimizing the risk and exposure to the COVID-19 virus.”
Campo Morado is a polymetallic base metal mine with mining and milling equipment capable of producing up to 2,500 tonnes per day.
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