Discover, Develop, Operate

Overview

  • open pit copper mine
  • mine on care & maintenance status effective August 2016 pending improvement in copper price
  • mill average 20,000 tonnes per day
  • commenced operations 1997
  • current mine life to 2022
  • copper concentrate trucked to Port of Stewart

Huckleberry Mines Ltd. (“HML”) is owner/operator of the Huckleberry copper mine. Imperial held a 50% interest in HML, and a syndicate of Japanese companies (the “Syndicate”) held the other 50%. In April 2017 HML purchased and cancelled the shares of HML held by the Syndicate and as a result, Imperial became the sole owner of HML.

Huckleberry ceased mine operations in August 2016, and remains on care and maintenance pending a sustained improvement in the price of copper. Imperial intends to review a number of alternate mine plans that would further enhance the mine’s operating performance, and potentially extend the mine life.

The mine is located 88 kilometres from Houston, British Columbia, and the property encompasses 24,387 hectares consisting of two mining leases covering 2,422 hectares, and 44 mineral claims encompassing approximately 21,965 hectares.

Annual Production

Years Ended 2016(1)(2) 2015(1) 2014(1)
Copper - 000’s pounds 20,438 43,273 34,017
Gold - ounces 1,927 3,576 2,702
Silver - ounces 100,425 206,781 183,221
(1)production stated 100% - Imperial’s allocation is 50%
(2)production January 1 to August 31, 2016 when mine was placed on care & maintenance

Refer to the Company’s News Releases, Quarter Reports & Annual Information Form for additional information.

Update Jan | 2018
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