VANCOUVER, May 19, 2016 /CNW/ - Copper Mountain Mining Corporation (TSX: CUM) (the "Company" or "Copper Mountain") announce that the Premier of British Columbia visited the Copper Mountain Mine site last Friday, May 13, 2016 as part of the BC Mining Week activities.
Mining is one of BC's largest and oldest industries and BC Mining Week provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contribution of the modern industry to British Columbians. BC Mining Week is declared each year by the Legislature of British Columbia.
Management of the Copper Mountain Mine were please to host Christy Clark, Premier of British Columbia; Linda Larson, MLA Boundary-Similkameen; and Jackie Tegart MLA Fraser-Nicola. Other dignitaries in attendance included Frank Armitage, Mayor of Princeton and former Penticton MLA Bill Barisoff.
The Premier and MLA's attended a lunchen and addressed a large number of community leaders and industry stakeholders in attendance. From there the Premier was escorted to the Copper Mountain Mine site by senior executives and was toured around the Copper Mountain Mine site and provided an opportunity to meet and speak to employee groups and to view the recently installed world's largest cone crusher.
The Premier and MLA's then attended Princeton Mining Day in the town center where everyone from grandpa's with a long history of working at Copper Mountain to newly born babies were in attendance showing their support for mining in BC. One of the big charities that are supported by mining and by the BC Mining Week is the BC Children's Hospital that has benefited by more than $20 million in donations since the Mining for Miracles campaign started back in 1988.
Mr. Jim O'Rourke, President and Chief Executive Officer of Copper Mountain said,"We are very pleased to have had the Premier and the MLA's take the time out of their busy schedule to participate in Mining Day and show their support for the Copper Mountain Mine near Princeton and for all of mining in British Columbia. The BC government recognizes the significant contribution that mining makes to BC. Having the chance for the town of Princeton to come out and meet the Premier and the two MLA's is extremely positive for all involved"
About Copper Mountain Mining Corporation:
Copper Mountain's flagship asset is the 75% owned Copper Mountain mine located in southern British Columbia near the town of Princeton. The Company has a strategic alliance with Mitsubishi Materials Corporation who owns the remaining 25%. The Copper Mountain mine commenced production in the latter half of 2011, and has continued to improve its operations since start-up. The 18,000 acre site has a large resource of copper that remains open laterally and at depth. The mine has significant exploration potential that will need to be explored over the next few years to fully appreciate the property's full development potential. Additional information is available on the Company's web page at www.CuMtn.com.
On behalf of the Board of
COPPER MOUNTAIN MINING CORPORATION
Jim O'Rourke, P.Eng.
Chief Executive Officer
Note: This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents, filed by the Company on SEDAR at www.sedar.com, specifically the most recent reports which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statement.
SOURCE Copper Mountain Mining Corporation
For further information: Rod Shier, Chief Financial Officer, 604-682-2992 ext.222, Email: [email protected]; Website: www.CuMtn.com