BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver’s Roca Mines has restarted the concentrator at its MAX molybdenum mine, 60 km southeast of Revelstoke. The mill is treating surface stockpiled material at a reduced throughput until the underground mine resumes full production.
Roca suspended underground work temporarily in August 2010 due to sloughing stope walls on the 830 and 850 levels. Mining was resumed shortly afterwards, but the collapse of the 830-850 level sill pillar forced a another shutdown in September. Underground contractors are completing a bypass on the main access ramp and drilling off a new stope on the 725 metre level.
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