Teck expects to produce 140,000-155,000 tonnes of copper in the second half of this year, compared with the previous estimate of 145,000-160,000 tonnes.
“We now expect copper production at Highland Valley Copper to be between 65,000 and 70,000 tonnes during this period (previously 70,000-75,000 tonnes),” the company said in its third-quarter earnings results
Teck produced 67,800 tonnes of copper in the third quarter of 2020, some 11,400 tonnes less than a year ago, primarily due to lower production at Carmen de Andacollo and Highland Valley Copper.
“The decrease at Carmen de Andacollo was the result of lower ore grades, as expected in the mine plan, as well as reduced mill throughput caused by longer-than-anticipated maintenance shutdowns,” Teck said. “The decrease at Highland Valley Copper was primarily due to lower mill...