Highland Valley Copper: a strategy for increased productivity

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 80, No. 904, 1987

POUL HANSEN, Highland Valley Copper,Vancouver, British Columbia

In mid-1986, a world-class mining enterprise was created in British Columbia, bringing together the copper mining operations of Lornex Mining Corporation and Cominco into a new entity, Highland Valley Copper. This paper will focus on the background and rationale for the formation of this partnership, the resulting operating changes and the productivity and cost benefits expected.
Mots Clés: Open-pit mining, Highland Valley Copper, Productivity, Copper, Lornex, Crushers, Manpower, Milling.