SHANGHAI, Aug. 15 (SMM) - Zinc & lead mines in Huayuan County, Hunan Province will be forced to shut down across the board due to safety inspections from August 15, SMM reports.
Goaf areas will be inspected strictly, with all mining facility and power supply suspended, SMM understands.
Zinc and lead mines in Hunan’s Huayuan were ordered to cease operation in mid-to-late May due to safety checks, and 1/3 of them resumed operation in mid-to-late June. Local non-coal mines were also inspected during July 11-15.
Zinc concentrate output in Huayuan is 150,000-200,000 tonnes (zinc content) each year, mainly servicing three local zinc smelters. Lead concentrate output was mainly shipped to Henan’s lead smelters.
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