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Inner Mongolia Xingye Mining to resume 2 mines-Shanghai Metals Market

Inner Mongolia Xingye Mining said that its two mines will resume mining operation soon after a four-month suspension from a fatal accident at the end of February.

The two mines are Rongguan Mining and Xilin Mining, whose beneficiation operations have recovered after passing checks in April.

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Rongguan Mining mainly produces iron and zinc minerals, with an annualised capacity of 1.35 million mt. Xiling Mining has capacity of 720,000 mt/year and its main products are zinc, iron, bismuth and tungsten minerals.

Mines across Inner Mongolia suspended for safety checks after an accident killed 22 workers at a silver mine of Xingye Mining on February 23.

This lowered zinc concentrate output across China in March and April by some 4% on the year, showed an SMM survey. Zinc concentrate capacity in Inner Mongolia accounts for about 23% of the country’s total.

The recovery of Inner Mongolia mines, together with a peak production season in May-October, is set to further grow zinc concentrate supply across China.


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