Spain lets Riotinto copper mine restart operations
Mining.com - Atalaya Mining (LON: ATYM) has restarted operations at its Riotinto copper mine in Spain after local authorities in Andalucía determined that mining operations supplying other essential industries should remain open.
The Cyprus-headquartered company closed the mine on March 30 in response to the Spanish government’s royal decree, which ordered the suspension of non-essential business operations, including mining.
On Friday, Andalucía’s mining department informed Atalaya that the definition of an essential industry had been extended to include mining.
The company said strict health and safety procedures were still mandatory for workers onsite.