“Underground works have targeted on upkeep actions and re-inspection of labor areas for potential hazards,” spokeswoman Kathy du Plessis mentioned in an announcement.
“The underground will progressively return to full manufacturing over the approaching week,” she added.
Barrick is within the midst of executing a challenge to increase Hemlo mine’s life and transition it to a modernized tier two asset as a purely underground operation.
The corporate can also be exploring close to Hemlo through an earn-in agreement inked last year with MetalCorp (TSXV: MTC).
Hemlo, about 350 km (217.5 miles) east of Thunder Bay, produced 223,000 ounces of gold final yr.