of the eastern side wall caved in early on Saturday morning, February 13.
According to Chief Executive Officer, Mike McChesney, all the search and rescue operations have been suspended after the last cave in.
“The whole area around the entrance to the mine is quite unstable and more cave-ins are expected. We cannot risk the lives of the rescue teams at this stage and are waiting for reports from the geologist before we can continue rescue operations. At this moment the sonar readings are quite extreme and volatile, according to the rock experts.”