North of Terrace, B.C., Red Chris mine begins processing copper ore (Terrace Standard)
The Red Chris mine north of here up Hwy37 North is making the most of a temporary environmental permit and has begun both processing and shipping copper concentrate out the Port of Stewart.
“The mill processed just over 193,000 tonnes in February producing approximately 2,400 tonnes of copper concentrate,” says a release on mine owner Imperial Metals’ website last week.
The provincial environment ministry had granted Imperial an effluent discharge permit in early February, a three month permit expiring in May that allows the mine to operate its ore-grinding mill while testing the tailings facility.
The company is required to show that the tailings facility is holding up before getting the final permit.
The company release says it is processing the ore slowly to begin with but did not mention testing the tailings facility.
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