Mercator kicks off copper, moly output

Dec 02, 2008 | 09:33 AM |

Despite sinking prices and softening demand, copper and molybdenum concentrate production began as scheduled at Mercator Minerals Ltd.'s Mineral Park Mine in Arizona over the holiday, bucking the global trend of halted projects and shelved expansions.

"In less than two years from completion of pre-feasibility, Mercator has financed, engineered, procured equipment and constructed one of the largest and certainly the most modern mill in North America," Michael Surratt, president and chief executive officer of the North Vancouver, British Columbia-based company, said in a statement.....





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