The sumping process is being reviewed by Bounty and the Queensland Mines Inspectorate, meaning the sumping will cease during the period of review.
That period is expected to last 10 days.
Workers from the sump panel will work with management to identify process improvements.
Other resources will be redirected to development mining in other areas of the mine while the review is underway.
Despite this, Bounty expects it will lose 300t to 400t of production per day.
Nevertheless the company says its board welcomes the review in light of recent events in North Queensland.
A plan has been developed to use an additional panel to support tonnage and develop further potential for secondary extraction.
Bounty took the decision to go with...