Report summaryThe New Afton underground block caving project commenced operations in June 2012, and is expected to reach full capacity in early 2013. The accompanying analysis assumes a mine life of 14 years and maximum milling rate of 4Mtpa, with annual production averaging 120kt of copper concentrate containing 34kt copper and 85,000oz gold. The Afton deposit – which previously included the Ajax deposit - was originally mined by open pit from 1978 to 1991, and then from 1994 to 1997, when it closed due...
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