Imperial Metals Trucks First Copper from Red Chris Mine

- March 2nd, 2015

Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) announced that the first shipments of copper concentrate have been trucked from its Red Chris mine to the British Columbia-based Port of Stewart.

Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) announced that the first shipments of copper concentrate have been trucked from its Red Chris mine to the British Columbia-based Port of Stewart.

As quoted in the press release:

Commissioning of the flotation circuit with low grade ore commenced on February 15. During the second week of start-up the mill feed grade was increased using ores from both the East and Main zones. The plant’s first full twelve hour operating shift, without stoppage, took place on February 22. The plant milled approximately 15,500 tonnes during that twelve hour period.

The mill processed just over 193,000 tonnes in February producing approximately 2,400 tonnes of copper concentrate.

The commissioning team continues to focus on achieving continuous operations and a consistent final concentrate grade. Once the team is satisfied with the progress in these areas, more emphasis will be placed on metal recoveries and throughput.

Click here to read the full Imperial Metals Corp. (TSX:III) press release.

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