Mt. Milligan Mine


2.1

billion pounds copper in reserves

6.0

million ounces gold in reserves (second largest gold reserve in Canada)

22

year mine life (life-of-mine strip ratio steady at 0.84/1)

Mt. Milligan is a copper and gold mine located approximately 90 miles northwest of Prince George in central British Columbia, Canada. The Mt. 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 on February 18, 2014, defined by the Company as operation of the mill for a period of 30 days at 60% or more of design capacity mill throughput, equivalent to 36,000 tonnes per day. The ramp-up continues to progress with mine pit grades as expected, metal recoveries in the mill above expectations and mill throughput steadily improving.

Sustainability


Sustainability

A key consideration in the planning for the mine is ensuring that Mt. Milligan is a valued partner in the communities in which we operate and in which our employees, contractors and suppliers live. The practice of working with our partners is one avenue Thompson Creek Metals uses to demonstrate our commitment to community enhancement. It is also a way for the company to play a constructive role in supporting the efforts of individuals and organizations committed to building a strong, sustainable region. This philosophy complements and extends the larger contribution to sustainability made by the company's successful business activities.


Community

The Mt. Milligan project team is working together with communities, First Nations and stakeholders to create sustainable economic, social and environmental benefits during and beyond the life of the mine. Our goal is to support and leverage the development of local communities' capacity for a better future, and ensure our shareholders and general public remain informed and confident of our business practices.

The practice of working with our partners to invest in local organizations and institutions is one avenue Thompson Creek Metals uses to demonstrate its commitment to community enhancement. It is also a way for the company to play a constructive role in supporting the efforts of individuals and organizations committed to building a better society. This philosophy complements and extends the far larger contribution to community sustainability made through the company's successful business activities. Download our community investment guidelines and application form here.

We are committed to building durable relationships with local First Nations and with local communities to help them plan and develop policies, programs and projects that will contribute to their long-term social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Community Sustainability Committee

Established in May 2008, the Mt. Milligan Community Sustainability Committee (CSC) is an advisory group composed of representatives of area municipalities, regional districts, First Nations, educational institutions and economic development organizations. We chose the name of this committee to emphasize its role in advising on sustainability performance. The CSC is a vehicle for sharing information about the project with key opinion leaders, who in turn share this information with their constituencies. The Committee also serves as a forum for communities of interest to raise questions and concerns for the consideration of the mine management.


The CSC meets quarterly. Minutes of the recent meetings are posted below.


Environment

We are committed to developing local policies and procedures minimizing the impact of mining on thenatural landscape, and to work in consultation with First Nations, community partners and government agencies to monitor, mitigate and protect the environment. Please review "Policies" to read our Environmental Health and Safety Policy.

Work With Us


Work With Us

Why Mt Milligan?

The state-of-the-art processing plant will be built around a 40-foot Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) mill --one of only six mills of its kind in the world, and the largest in North America. The 100% CAT equipment fleet consists of all new equipment, including 793 haul trucks and 495 electric shovels. In addition, the mine will be a zero discharge facility: surface water drainage from operations will be directed into the tailing storage facility rather than flowing to local streams, which helps protect the environment. Click here to learn more about the mine design and our reclamation planning.


Work Conditions

The six core values that guide our efforts are: safety is paramount; act with integrity and trust; value employees; be environmentally responsible; deliver value to stakeholders, and build a culture of empowerment. Our commitment to safety is evidenced by our recent achievement of +2 million hours without a Lost Time Incident.

We are committed to earning a reputation as a valued partner in the communities in which we operate.
Click here to read our first social responsibility report.


Learn with Us. Grow with Us

From internal programs to mentor talent to external courses offered in conjunction with the local College of New Caledonia and provincial institutions, including BCIT and UNBC, building and operating a new mine creates many opportunities to learn with us and grow with us.


Benefits

We offer an extensive employee benefit package including; dental, extended health, medical service plan, and a share purchase plan.




Living and Working

Our Communities

Mt. Milligan is located between the communities of Fort St. James and Mackenzie in north central British Columbia. The mine site is about 1.5 hour drive from either community.

We would like to see as many employees as possible live within the local communities.




Camp

We also recognize that some of the best people may be based outside of the immediate area. To help increase our employment catchment area we are now planning to offer the option of camp accommodation during operations.

Personnel involved in building the mine live on site. Click view "A Day in the Life" of Mt. Milligan and access additional project information, including a video animation of the mine planning.

Job Opportunities


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News


News


Mt. Milligan introduced a monthly newsletter after concentrate production began in the second half of 2013. With operations underway, the first edition of the Mt. Milligan News was released at the beginning of November.

2014: February | January
2013: December | November