Consolidated Tin operations back online
The company in late March placed its Mount Garnet and Surveyor operations in care and maintenance, citing public health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Of the 170 people employed at the Far North Queensland base metal operations, about 120 were stood down without pay at that time.
In an announcement to the ASX today, managing director Ralph De Lacey said the Mount Garnet underground mine would remain on care and maintenance until further notice.
The Mount Garnet concentrator commenced operations today and was expected to operate on the basis of eight days on and six days off with campaign processing, he said.
The company said employees who were stood down without pay would progressively return to work.
However not all employees will be reinstated in the short term due to only one mine operating and the concentrator running on limited days.
“A COVID-19 risk assessment has been conducted and a set of protocols drawn up to reduce the risk of spread between CSD employees, contractors and the outside community in line with Australian Commonwealth and Queensland State government guidelines,” the company announcement stated.
“These protocols will continue to evolve as new information is released.”