Renison mine sees seismic event

A small earthquake at the Tasmanian Renison tin project has created a temporary production halt.

The event occurred late on Sunday night, with Geoscience Australia noting a magnitude three seismic event in the area at the time.

It is understood there were no injuries or damage to equipment on the site.

Since the seismic event inspections have been carried out and mining activities have recommenced in three of the four underground production areas.

“Further assessments are underway to reobtain access to the South Renison Decline area,” Metals X, the 50 per cent stake holder in the operation, said in a company statement.

“Work is underway to minimise the impact on production.”

The seismic event’s impact is expected to cause the loss of around five days of processing production.

“The processing plant was shut down at the end of night shift yesterday to enable stocks to be replenished, with minor scheduled maintenance being brought forward.”

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