Griffin Mining Limited (“Griffin” or the “Company”) said that underground mining operations at its Caijiaying zinc-gold mine had fully resumed following disruptions caused by the coronavirus.
Production has been steadily increasing the level of operations such that underground mining has reached 100%, and processing operations 75%, of planned output. Ore stockpiles from underground mining have been steadily increasing at surface.
There are currently 4,075 tonnes of zinc concentrate and 497 tonnes of gold/lead concentrate in storage at the Caijiaying Mine with sales planned to occur over the coming week. Delivery of consumables, re-agents and spares necessary to safely and efficiently run operations have returned to normal.
The County and City Governments have been very supportive of the resumption of operations at the Caijiaying Mine, which has included the free provision of dedicated bus services and COVID-19 testing for employees and contractors returning to the Caijiaying Mine from outside Hebei Province. Griffin continues to work closely with theses government authorities.
To date, no reportable COVID-19 cases have been reported at the Caijiaying Mine or the surrounding area and the Company remains in full compliance with the measures mandated by the central Chinese regulatory authorities to limit the potential transmission of COVID-19.