July 26 First Quantum Minerals Ltd said
it resumed operations at its Guelb Moghrein copper mine in
Mauritania after a strike by some of its unionized workers.
The mine, owned by First Quantum's unit Mauritanian Copper
Mines, lost 12 production days due to the strike, First Quantum
said on Thursday.
Workers at Guelb Moghrein, located about 250 kilometers (150
miles) northeast of Mauritania's capital, Noakchott, have been
protesting over pay and conditions.
The mine produced 35,281 tonnes of copper in concentrate and
62,938 ounces of gold in 2011.
Shares of First Quantum, which also operates mines in Zambia
and Australia, were up 2 percent at C$17.62 in midday trading on
the Toronto Stock Exchange.