It’s tough news for some employees of a northern BC mine.
Huckleberry Mines has suspended pit operations at its facility located 123 km southwest of Houston.
Imperial Metals, which holds a 50% interest in the open pit copper/molybdenum mine, says approximately 100 of its 260 employees will be affected by the shutdown.
The rest of the work force will continue milling stockpiled ore.
Imperial says while Huckleberry has made “significant efforts” to reduce costs at the mine, the savings are not enough to offset declining copper prices.
Huckleberry Mines says it will continue work with employees and stakeholders to manage what it describes as a “difficult period”.