Heavy snowfall disrupts rescue of mine workers



Heavy snowfall in southern Chile has complicated efforts to rescue two miners who have been trapped for a week at Mandalay Resources’ (TSX:MND) mine, after the section in which they were working was flooded.

Rescue efforts are focused on diverting the water and trying to make contact with the miners, who have about three days of air left.

It’s unknown whether the missing miners are still alive.

Cerro Bayo mine, which produced around 14,000 ounces of gold and 1.7 million ounces of silver last year, is located in Chile’s Aysén region, the country’s least populated, but one with abundance of lakes and glaciers.

http://www.mining.com/heavy-snowfall-disrupts-rescue-miners-trapped-mandalays-mine-chile/

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for this link