A northern BC mine has started trucking its first shipments of copper to port.
Imperial Metals says that copper concentrate from its Red Chris mine, located 80 km south of Dease Lake and 18 om southeast of Iskut, was transported to the Port of Stewart February 27th.
Imperial says the facility mill processed just over 193,000 tonnes last month, producing about 2,400 tonnes of copper concentrate.
The company says it continues to work closely with the Tahltan Nation to implement recommendations contained in a third-party review of the mine’s tailings dam. The review was started in the wake of the Mount Polley mine disaster and concerns expressed by members of the Tahltan about the design of the Red Chris tailings dam.
A series of community meetings with the Tahltan and Imperial Metals wrapped up earlier this month.
The company is also working on finalizing an Impacts and Benefits Agreement with the First Nations.