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Highland Copper progress wavers with low copper value


June 6, 2019

P.J. Glisson/Daily Globe

THE OFFICE of Highland Copper Company Inc. is shown here on Wednesday on the corner of U.S. Hwy. 2 and Ascherman Avenue. As of August, it will have been in operation for two years.


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WAKEFIELD - Recent low copper prices appear to be slowing progress toward the long-anticipated resurgence of copper mining in Wakefield and Ironwood townships, according to a report during Tuesday evening's Wakefield Township board meeting.

As of the end of Tuesday afternoon, Wakefield Township supervisor John Cox said the price of copper was at $2.67 per pound. "They got to have $3.20 per pound to make money," he added.

Area residents had renewed their excitement about the prospect of new mining jobs ever since Canada's Highland Copper Company Inc....

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