billion pounds copper in reserves
million ounces gold in 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 80% of design capacity mill throughput, equivalent to 48,000 tonnes per day, in December 2014. As the ramp-up continues, management expects the mine to achieve average daily mill throughput of 60,000 tonnes per day by year-end 2015.