THE BOURSE WHISPERER: WPG Resources (ASX: WPG) was forced to temporarily close down operations at the company’s Tarcoola gold mine in South Australia due to two large rain downpours, leaving all roads to the mine closed for the time being.
WPG Resources said the road closures caused interruptions to scheduled deliveries of potable water, diesel and camp supplies.
“Heavy vehicle access between Tarcoola and Challenger has also been interrupted,” WPG Resources said in its ASX announcement.
“Ore haulage to Challenger has been interrupted since Saturday 22 April but will resume upon the rail access corridor road becoming passable.
“Pit production has been temporarily suspended commencing Tuesday 25 April and will remain suspended until further notice.”
WPG Resources indicated that no ore will be mined this week and a decision will be made next week as to when mining resumes.
The company said there are sufficient ROM at Challenger so that milling operations will be unaffected.