Teck Resources reported earlier this week that unusual spring weather conditions and rapid snow melt resulted in water inflow into the Lornex and Valley pits at its Highland Valley Copper Operations (HVC), located 50 km southwest of Kamloops in British Columbia. As a precautionary measure, mining was temporarily suspended in the affected areas.
The company said it was currently assessing the potential impact on production and examining options to enhance dewatering. The assessment is expected to take a number of days. The mill continues to operate normally and mining is taking place in unaffected areas.
Flooding did not impact operations at Highland Valley Copper’s tailings management facilities.