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Regulator Halts BlueRock Mining Operations

South Africa’s mining regulator temporarily shut down the asset due to a machinery accident.
Jan 27, 2019 8:17 AM   By Rapaport News
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 South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) has suspended operations at BlueRock Diamonds’ Kareevlei mine after a machinery accident.

The mining regulator issued a formal complaint regarding BlueRock’s use of its trackless mining machines, the company said last week.

BlueRock, which has since met with the DMR to discuss the matter, is in the process of amending its code of practice to comply with the regulator’s standards, it said. The miner predicted the suspension would end shortly.

The suspension is not likely to have an impact on production for the year, the company added.

Image: Diamonds from the Kareevlei mine. (BlueRock)
Tags: Blue Rock, Department of Mineral Resources, DMR, Kareevlei mine, Rapaport News
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