Dec 15 Silver miner Hochschild Mining Plc
said production at its Pallancata silver mine in Peru
had been temporarily suspended, as members of a local community
blocked a road and demanded renegotiation of agreements for land
An easement gives a party the right to use or enter onto
another's property without owning it.
Hochschild's shares were down 5.2 percent at 230.4 pence at
0819 GMT on the London Stock Exchange.
The miner, which operates in Peru, Chile and Argentina, said
its forecast for 2016 production and costs would not be affected
by the production halt.
Talks facilitated by the government are ongoing with
relevant parties, the company said.
Hochschild forecast in October full-year production of 35
million silver equivalent ounces and all-in sustaining costs, or
the total cost of sustaining production and capital expenditure,
in the range of $11-$11.5 per silver equivalent ounce.
Silver was trading down 1.7 percent at $16.53 per
ounce on Thursday.
(Reporting by Noor Zainab Hussain in Bengaluru; Editing by