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Copper output resuming at Oz Minerals copper mine
October 12, 2016 / 10:41 PM / a year ago

Copper output resuming at Oz Minerals copper mine

SYDNEY, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Australia’s Oz Minerals Ltd on Thursday said production was resuming at its Prominent Hill copper mine, two weeks after a storm knocked out power.

“Full production at OZ Minerals’ Prominent Hill mine is resuming following the restoration of grid power to the site,” it said in a statement

The mine in South Australia state along with the neighbouring Olympic Dam mine owned by BHP Billiton , were crippled when severe lightening storms caused a statewide blackout on Sept. 28.

BHP has yet to say when the 203,000-tonnes-per-year Olympic Dam mine will resume production.

Power company ElectraNet has said industrial customers now have full load levels available to them.

Reporting by James Regan; Editing by Bernard Orr

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