American Bonanza Gold Corp. (TSX:BZA) announced updates from January for their Copperstone gold mine in Arizona.

As quoted in the press release:

Many aspects of the operation saw a continuation of the improving trend that the Copperstone Mine has experienced over the past few months. However, development mining, ore mining and processing were affected in January when a number of mining staff were unexpectedly affected by an outbreak of influenza that was widespread throughout Arizona and the rest of the US.

American Bonanza’s, President & CEO, Brian Kirwin, said:

We are encouraged by recent progress from the processing plant and progress with resolving the tonnage limitations in the mill and continuing improvement with the gold recovery rates. January was a difficult month because of manpower shortages, but these appear to be behind us. We look forward to bringing the Copperstone gold mine up to design throughput in the near future.

To view the whole press release, click here.