The shutdowns are at the company's Allan, Lanigan and Vanscoy potash mines in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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A national ban on new open-pit mining has forced Philex Mining to delay the start of output at its Silangan copper and gold mine.
Australian copper producer Aeris Resources said yesterday it had made an offer to buy the CSA copper mine in New South Wales.