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Preparing to go underground at Red Chris

Partners approve $135M budget toward block cave mining North of 60 Mining News – February 12, 2021

Since acquiring a 70% interest in Imperial Metals Corp.'s Red Chris Mine in 2019, Newcrest Mining Ltd. has envisioned establishing an underground block cave mine to unlock the full potential of this porphyry copper-gold asset at the northern end of British Columbia's Golden Triangle.

The Australian miner took a major step toward this vision with the start of construction on the box cut for the und...


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