Heavy rains in northern Chile hit some copper operations

Reuters News
Posted: Jun 07, 2017 10:47 AM

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Copper mines in Chile's main mining region of Antofagasta have been affected by heavy rains that lashed the desert area overnight and into Wednesday, companies told Reuters.

Codelco [COBRE.UL] said mining activities at its flagship Chuquicamata deposit and at nearby Radomiro Tomic and Ministro Hales had been suspended as a precaution, while Antofagasta said Centinela and Zaldivar had suffered intermittent interruptions.

(Reporting by Fabian Cambero, Writing by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)