Mitsui Mining resumes operation of two zinc mines in Peru

MINING TECHNOLOGY | Japan-based Mitsui Mining and Smelting has restarted operations at its Huanzala and Palka zinc mines in Peru following a closure.


The two mines had been suspended since March after the local government issued a state of emergency order to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus.


Mitsui owns a 70% stake in Compania Minera Santa Luisa, which is the operator of the two mines. Reuters cited a Mitsui Mining spokesperson as saying that the mines resumed operations after the country restarted some economic activities and Mitsui secured approval from the local government. To read the full article, click here.


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