In a Chilean mining location, a sinkhole with a diameter of around 25 meters suddenly formed. The location was reportedly in the management of the Canadian business Lundin Mining. The Sernageomin national service of geology and mining is actively investigating the location.
“Approximately 200 meters (656 feet) separate the top from the bottom”, according to agency head David Montenegro, who was quoted by Reuters. In response to queries from the media, he continued, “We haven’t identified any substance down there, but we have noticed the presence of a lot of water.
Lundin Mining stated in their statement that none of the workers present were hurt or in any way impacted by the hole while the site was closed for more examination.
“As soon as the problem was discovered, the area was sealed off, and the appropriate regulatory agencies were informed. Personnel, equipment, or infrastructure are unaffected”.
“The closest residence is more than 600 meters (1,969 feet) away, and the impacted region is about a kilometer from any populated area or public service”, according to the company’s official statement.
Although the authorities have not offered an explanation for the sinkhole, other speculations have been circulating in the neighborhood. It will be interesting to learn what the inquiry discovers concerning the phenomena. Work at the facility was stopped until further notice.
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