DENVER, CO, Oct. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. (TSX: TCM) (OTCQX: TCPTF) ("Thompson Creek" or the "Company") today announced that the Company has commenced commissioning of major equipment and components of the Mount Milligan permanent secondary crushing circuit. Routine testing and commissioning of all equipment and process circuits will continue over the next several weeks, with first feed through the secondary crusher expected by the end of October.
Jacques Perron, President and Chief Executive Officer of Thompson Creek, said, "We are pleased to have commenced commissioning of the Mount Milligan permanent secondary crushing circuit and look forward to our first feed later this month. Total capital expenditures for the project are expected to be $50 - $55 million, which would be approximately $10 million below guidance."
About Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc.
Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc. is a North American mining company. The Company's principal operating property is its 100%-owned Mount Milligan Mine, an open-pit copper and gold mine and concentrator in British Columbia. The Company's molybdenum assets consist of its 100%-owned Thompson Creek Mine, an open-pit molybdenum mine and concentrator in Idaho, its 75% joint venture interest in the Endako Mine, an open-pit molybdenum mine, concentrator and roaster in British Columbia, and its Langeloth Metallurgical Facility in Pennsylvania. The Company's development projects are the Berg and IKE properties, both copper, molybdenum and silver exploration properties located in British Columbia. The Company's principal executive office is located in Denver, Colorado. More information is available at www.thompsoncreekmetals.com.
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