In late June, Equinox Gold reported that activities had been suspended as a result of illegal lockdowns by unionized workers.
Canadian miner Equinox Gold said on Monday, July 26th, that it resumed operations at its Los Filos gold deposit in Xochipala, Guerrero, after a month of being paralyzed due to a union lockdown.
In late June, Equinox Gold reported that activities had been suspended as a result of “illegal blockades” by unionized workers and members of the neighboring Xochipala community, demanding a series of payments.
On Monday, the company said in a statement that access to the facility had been restored, leading to the resumption of operations.
“Certain members of the community remain illegally camped near the Guadalupe and Bermejal open pits, interrupting mining activities only in this area of the operation,” added the company, whose shares rose 6.5% on Monday on the Canadian stock market.
The Los Filos mining complex began commercial production in 2008. Currently, the operation consists of two open pits and an underground mine. In 2019, the mine ranked as the fourth-largest gold producer in Mexico, according to data from the Mining Chamber.
Source: Forbes Mexico