Kennecott's refined copper output spikes

Oct 16, 2012 | 03:09 PM |

Tags  Rio Tinto, Rio Tinto Alcan, copper, aluminum, molybdenum, Bingham Canyon Mine, Kennecott Utah Copper

NEW YORK — Kennecott Utah Copper Corp.’s refined copper output nearly tripled in the third quarter following a successful second-quarter maintenance outage at the operation’s smelter, parent company Rio Tinto Plc said Tuesday.

Kennecott produced 45,300 tonnes of refined copper in the three months ended Sept. 30, up sharply from just 16,800 tonnes in the previous three months. Mined copper at the Bingham Canyon Mine in Utah was also on the rise, climbing 43.5 percent quarter on quarter to....

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