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COVID takes 66% of silver output offline

Government lockdown takes toll on metals production

Series: COVID-19 coverage | Story 35

Last updated 5/8/2020 at 4:27am

Casa Berardi gold mine Quebec Canada operations suspended Covid 19

Hecla Mining Company

Operations at Hecla Mining's Casa Berardi gold mine was temporarily suspended to comply with orders issued by the Quebec government in late March.

Global metal production has been severely disrupted due to government mandated suspension of mining operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to figures released by GlobalData, 32 countries have passed partial or complete lockdown orders that by April 3 had led to the temporary suspension of activities at over 1,600 mines.

Silver is the hardest hit by global government lockdow...

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