Introduction to the Valley copper project

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 79, No. 886, 1986

P.P. TAYLOR, formerly President, Copper Division Cominco Ltd.

This paper covers the development of the property to its present production level of 20,000 tonnes per day from the Valley Mine. It will also review the analysis of various case studies for the expansion of the project to its full potential, and discuss the impact of the recent structural change in the copper market on the development of a large low-grade deposit such as Valley.
Mots Clés: Exploration, Copper deposit, Valley copper project, Project development, Production, Capital cost, Equipment, Concentrator, Markets.