Mining Weekly reported that Weatherly International’s copper production in December fell, blaming poor mechanical availability.
As quoted in the market report:
Quarterly production from Weatherly’s central operations, in Namibia, was 5 780 t of copper concentrate containing 1 328 t of copper. The miner indicated that production was adversely affected by poor mechanical availability and the shorter working month in December. Mined grades and metal recovery remained strong with cash costs largely unchanged from the previous quarter at $5 829/t.