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Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Tin miners find new jobs.





Tin miners find new jobs. 10/11/2005. ABC News Online

The operator of the Renison tin mine on Tasmania's west coast says most of its former employees have found new jobs.

The mine temporarily closed last month due to low tin prices.

Bluestone Tin employed around 200 workers at the mine at Zeehan. The majority were offered redundancies.

Managing director Peter Cook says more than 90 per cent have now found new jobs.

Many were picked up by a local engineering company in the week after the mine closed while others have relocated to Bluestone's Queensland operations.

Mr Cook says most of these workers will come back to Tasmania when Renison reopens sometime next year.

The mine is operating on a skeleton staff while the Renison tailings are processed.

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