SANTIAGO, April 9 (Reuters) - Chile’s state-run Codelco said on Thursday that operations at its smallest mine will progressively restart on April 20 after torrential downpours March 24-25 forced the world’s No. 1 copper producer to halt them.
Codelco said the halted operations will result in reduced production at Salvador of 5,000 tonnes of refined copper, which it expects to recover during the rest of the year at its other mines using a mix of mitigation measures.
“As such this situation will not provoke a material or significant impact on Codelco’s results,” the company said.
Codelco also temporarily suspended operations at several of its other mines due to the rains, but all are now fully operational except for Salvador. (Reporting by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Chris Reese)