Copper Mountain output down 5 percent

Jul 11, 2013 | 05:05 PM | Everdeen Mason

Tags  copper, Copper Mountain Mining, second quarter, mill production, Mitsubishi Materials, semi-autogenous grinding mill, Everdeen Mason

NEW YORK — Copper Mountain Mining Corp.’s namesake project saw copper output fall 5 percent year over year in the second quarter following a transformer failure that shut down its semi-autogenous grinding (SAG) mill in mid-May.

The Vancouver, British Columbia-based company produced 15.7 million pounds of copper, 5,600 ounces of gold and 71,000 ounces of silver at its Copper Mountain Mine near Princeton, British Columbia, during the three months ended June 30, it said July 11. During the same period last year, the company produced 16.6 million pounds of copper, 4,500 ounces of gold and....

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