Huckleberry suspends operations

Damaged bull gear tooth to blame for shutdown that could last four months

  • Mar. 7, 2014 2:00 p.m.

On February 26, 2014, Huckleberry Mines Ltd. became aware of a physical failure at its SAG mill.

After investigation it was discovered that there was a broken tooth in the bull gear. Huckleberry is currently reviewing all options in order to determine the method in which to safely and efficiently repair the damage.

Until that time, milling at Huckleberry mine will be suspended. Based on currently available information, it is expected that the SAG mill may not be operational for as much as four months, depending on the availability of the necessary replacement parts to repair the bull gear.

Huckleberry expects it will be able to bring forward a number of maintenance activities during the shutdown, including an upgrade to the mill flotation cells.

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