billion pounds copper in proven and probable reserves
million ounces gold in proven and probable reserves (second largest gold reserve in Canada)
year mine life (life of mine strip ratio steady at 0l.84/1)
Mount Milligan is a copper and gold mine located approximately 90 miles northwest of Prince George in central British Columbia, Canada. The Mount Milligan Mine is a conventional truck-shovel open pit mine and 60,000 tonnes per day copper flotation concentrator. The phased start-up commenced on August 15, 2013, followed by the first production of copper-gold concentrate in September 2013. The mine achieved commercial production in February 2014 and design capacity mill throughput of 60,000 tonnes per day at year-end December 2015. The company is moving forward with the construction of the permanent secondary crushing circuit, which is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2016, followed by commissioning in the fourth quarter of 2016. Once completed and commissioned, design average daily mill throughput is expected to increase to 62,500 tonnes per day and above.