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Highland official predicts 15 years for Copperwood


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WAKEFIELD TOWNSHIP — The interim CEO of Highland Copper Company presented an optimistic outlook last week for the Copperwood Project now advancing in Wakefield Township.

Barry O’Shea said that, while a feasibility study predicted a mine life of 11 years, he believes that inferred tonnage may extend the timing to 15 years. Mine construction is expected to start in 2024.

O’Shea was speaking in a Nov. 15 virtual session with Copperwood Site Manager Mike Foley.

“It’s really only using a portion of the defined resource,” said O’Shea of the feasibility study,...

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