Progress towards Eloise copper mine restart
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate says it is reviewing the directive suspending operations at the Eloise copper mine after information provided by the operators today (December 9).
The inspectorate ordered a halt in activity on November 18 due to safety concerns.
A spokeswoman said today it was now allowing limited work to be undertaken underground.
Eloise copper mine owner FMR Investments says it is working closely with the Queensland Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy to restart underground mining as quickly as it can.
“The safety and welfare of our workforce is our overriding priority,” a company spokesman said
Underground operations at Eloise remain suspended and we have brought forward site maintenance activities which will support future operations.”
The mine is located about 60km south-east of Cloncurry.