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First Quantum starts mining operations at Sentinel copper project in Zambia
January 27, 2014 - 15:48 GMT
First Quantum Minerals has started mining operations at its Sentinel copper mining project in Zambia, the company said.
The miner is readying material for processing in June, when
its plant is expected to become operational. Sentinel, a
greenfield copper project, "has progressed on target and
well within budget", John Gladstone, First
Quantum’s resource optimisation manager, said in
an interview. "We have started stripping and box cuts at
Sentinel," Gladstone said. "But we are going to have to move a
significant amount of material before we can reach the ore
below the surface," he added. The Sentinel...
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