TORONTO, Feb. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. (TSXV: PAK) is pleased to announce that it has resumed operations at its La Caypa mine, which were stalled by an illegal work stoppage by unauthorized personnel as announced in the Company's January 30, 2012 news release.
Operations at La Caypa resumed Saturday morning, and the Company's production returned to normal levels by Sunday morning. The Company will decisively work on catching up on lost production.
The disruption was cleared up when the Barrancas municipality issued an order for the unauthorized personnel to clear the premises, which was enforced by local police. The police force that participated in these events is still at La Caypa and will remain stationed there throughout next week. The Company wishes to acknowledge its security team and in house counsel, as well as the local authorities who helped facilitate a peaceful resolution to these events.
About Pacific Coal Resources Ltd.
Pacific Coal Resources Ltd. is a Canadian-based mining company focused on coal, coking coal, asphalt and asphaltite exploration, development and production from prospective producing, development-stage and exploration-stage properties in Colombia. The Company has acquired or entered into agreements to acquire various interests in several operating coal mines and projects, representing a substantive coal and asphaltite exploration and production area throughout Colombia. Pacific Coal is committed to implementing its exploration and development strategy with a comprehensive environment, safety and community program, meeting international standards of best practice.
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