Mining resumes at WA site following suspension

Mining has resumed at Metals X’s Nifty copper project following remedial repairs to the secondary escape-way to an underground mine.

Operations were suspended for nine days at the Western Australian mine on August 16 – resulting in the reduction of production for the quarter.

Metals X had suspended underground operations at the Nifty copper mine in Western Australia to undertake repairs following a routine inspection at the Pilbara site.

Read: Metals X halts underground mining at Nifty

The Nifty operations involve open pit and underground mines supported by a 2.5 million tonne a year copper concentrator.

Annual production at the site is around 35,000 tonnes of copper at costs of about $A2.80 a pound.

Metals X has owned the Nifty mine since August last year after acquiring the site from Aditya Birla.

The Perth-based company is aiming to increase production to 40,000 tonnes of copper a year during the first half of the 2018 fiscal year.

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