Tasmania Copper Mine Reopens after Mudslide

9 November 2009 (Last Updated November 9th, 2009 18:30)

Operations have resumed at Mount Lyell copper mine on the west coast of Tasmania following a ten-week closure caused by a mudslide. The Copper Mines of Tasmania site had to be shut down for over two months following a mudslide that occurred in August this year because of heavy rainfall.

Operations have resumed at Mount Lyell copper mine on the west coast of Tasmania following a ten-week closure caused by a mudslide.

The Copper Mines of Tasmania site had to be shut down for over two months following a mudslide that occurred in August this year because of heavy rainfall.

Copper Mines of Tasmania said nearly all miners were back at work with the remaining 30 or so to join by late December, according to ABC News.

Production at the mine is currently at 40% of normal levels and is expected to reach full capacity by the end of the year, the company said.