Nyrstar’s 1st-qtr. zinc output falls on mining suspension

Apr 25, 2013 | 12:33 PM | Claire Hack

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LONDON — Mining and metals company Nyrstar NV has reported an 8-percent quarter-on-quarter fall in zinc-in-concentrate production for first-quarter 2013.

Zinc-in-concentrate production was hit by the temporary suspension of mining activities at the Campo Morado Mine in Mexico, although the company is maintaining its full-year guidance for all metals.

Production of zinc in concentrate from the company’s mines came to 68,000 tonnes in the three months ended March 31, the Zurich-based company said.

The Campo Morado Mine suspended operations in February and March due to the temporary cancellation of the site’s explosives permit, it added, and operations restarted in early April. ....

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