Mt. Milligan woes prompt reassignments

Jan 13, 2014 | 03:20 PM | Daniel Fitzgerald

Tags  Thompson Creek Metals, Mount Milligan Mine, molybdenum, copper production, Jacques Perron, mine throughput, Endako Mine, labor agreement United Steel

NEW YORK — Thompson Creek Metals Co. Inc. has reassigned several managers from its molybdenum operations to its Mount Milligan copper-gold project in British Columbia as the mine experiences throughput issues during its ramp-up.

The Denver-based company still expects Mount Milligan to reach commercial production during the first quarter despite mill throughput falling "slightly below expectations at this stage in the ramp-up," it said.

"Throughput is proving to be a bit challenging, as we continue to experience issues in the grinding and flotation circuits. We believe these typical ramp-up matters will be resolved in due course. We are pleased with the reassignment of key individuals to the Mount Milligan senior operations team, and we believe their operational expertise is having beneficial results," Thompson Creek chief executive officer Jacques....

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