Nexa restarts Atacocha mine after protests end

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(Kitco News) – Nexa Resources (NYSE, TSX: NEXA) announced Thursday that the Atacocha mine in Peru has restarted its operations and full production is expected by the end of January.

The company said that illegal protest activities have come to an end and the traffic on the road, which has been temporarily suspended since mid-December, has resumed.

The three-year production guidance published on January 19, 2021, which considered the return of Atacocha’s operations in January, remains unchanged.

Nexa is a large-scale integrated zinc producer developing and operating mining and smelting assets in Latin America. Nexa currently owns and operates five long-life underground mines – three located in the Central Andes of Peru and two located in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil – and is developing the Aripuanã Project as its sixth underground mine in Mato Grosso, Brazil.

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