Thompson Creek Metals (TSX:TCM, NYSE:TC) reported that the first feed to the concentrator at the Mt. Milligan copper-gold mine was processed on August 15 2013. Thompson Creek expects to reach commercial production by Q4 2013.
Kevin Loughrey, CEO of Thompson Creek commented:
We are pleased to report that we have processed the first feed material through the concentrator as scheduled and that everything went as planned. All of us at Thompson Creek are proud of this achievement and look forward to the initial production of copper and gold concentrate at Mt. Milligan in the third quarter.