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Cominco Copper Mine, Highland Valley, British Columbia

Producer of

Copper, molybdenum, silver and gold


Central British Columbia, Canada


Teck Cominco (97.5%), Highmont Mining (2.5%)

Geology type

Porphyry copper

Mineral type

Copper sulphides

Reserve base

451Mt @ 0.48% Cu (proven and probable) (2007)

Annual production

(2007) 113,000t Cu, and 4M lb Mo in

Mining method

Open pit

Processing method

Conventional milling and flotation



Open pit

Bucyrus-Erie 49R blasthole drills

P&H 4100A electric mining shovels

Komatsu Haulpak 830E and 930E haul trucks

Krupp Fördertechnik in-pit crusher and conveying system

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