Turquoise Hill Resources Announces Third Quarter 2013 Production

Turquoise Hill Resources Announces Third Quarter 2013 Production 
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 10/14/13 -- Turquoise
Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ)(NYSE:TRQ)(NASDAQ:TRQ) today announced the
third quarter 2013 production for Oyu Tolgoi. 
Kay Priestly, Turquoise Hill Chief Executive Officer, said, "During
the third quarter, the Oyu Tolgoi concentrator continued to ramp up
and is now operating at nameplate-capacity of approximately 100,000
tonnes of ore processed per day. Concentrate shipments began early in
the quarter and Oyu Tolgoi's customers are making good progress with
Chinese customs officials to resolve matters with purchased
concentrate at the border." 
Head grades improved in the quarter with a lower proportion of
stockpiled ore processed as open-pit mining activities ramped up
after being reduced in the second quarter to preserve cash. Given the
mine and concentrator are still early in development and operation,
ore grades and recovery rates are expected to continue to improve
throughout the fourth quarter. 
Turquoise Hill continues to expect Oyu Tolgoi to produce between
75,000 and 85,000 tonnes of copper in concentrates for 2013.
Shipments of concentrate are expected to be aligned with production
rates by the end of 2013. 
Turquoise Hill Production Data 
All data represents full production and sales on a 100% basis 


 
                                                2Q           3Q     9 Months
                                              2013         2013         2013
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Oyu Tolgoi                                                                  
Ore Treated ('000 tonnes)                    4,430        8,052       12,482
Average mill head grades:                                                   
 Copper (%)                                   0.42         0.47         0.45
 Gold (g/t)                                   0.27         0.36         0.33
 Silver (g/t)                                 1.31         1.39         1.36
Copper concentrates produced ('000                                          
 tonnes)                                      50.2        110.3        160.5
 Average concentrate grade (% Cu)             26.1         27.7         27.
2
Production of metals in concentrates:                                       
 Copper in concentrates ('000 tonnes)         13.1         30.6         43.7
 Gold in concentrates ('000 ounces)             21           62           83
 Silver in concentrates ('000 ounces)           85          196          281
Sales of metals in concentrates:                                            
 Copper in concentrates ('000 tonnes)            -            -            -
 Gold in concentrates ('000 ounces)              -            -            -
 Silver in concentrates ('000 ounces)            -            -            -

 
About Turquoise Hill Resources  
Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE:TRQ)(NASDAQ:TRQ)(TSX:TRQ) is an
international mining company focused on copper, gold and coal mines
in the Asia Pacific region. The company's primary operation is its
66% interest in the Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold-silver mine in southern
Mongolia. Other assets include a 58% interest in Mongolian coal miner
SouthGobi Resources (TSX:SGQ)(HK:1878); and a 56% interest in
copper-gold miner Inova Resources (ASX:IVA)(TSX:IVA), formerly
Ivanhoe Australia; and a 50% interest in Altynalmas Gold, a private
company developing the Kyzyl Gold Project in Kazakhstan, which is in
the process of being sold. 
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future, including the price of copper and gold, anticipated capital
and operating costs, the ability to complete the disposition of
certain of its non-core assets, such as Turquoise Hill's 50% interest
in Altynalmas Gold Ltd., the ability and timing to complete project
financing, and the evolution of discussions between Turquoise Hill
and Rio Tinto with the Government of Mongolia on a range of issues
relating to the implementation of the Investment Agreement, project
development costs, operating budgets, management fees and governance.
Certain important factors that could cause actual results,
performances or achievements to differ materially from those in the
forward-looking statements and information include, among others,
copper and gold price volatility, discrepancies between actual and
estimated production, mineral reserves and resources and
metallurgical recoveries, mining operational and development risks,
legal and political risks in Mongolia, regulatory restrictions
(including environmental regulatory restrictions and liability),
actions by governmental authorities, litigation risks, currency
fluctuations, the speculative nature of gold exploration, the global
economic climate, dilution, share price volatility, competition, loss
of key employees, additional funding requirements, capital and
operating costs for the construction and operation of the Oyu Tolgoi
mine and defective title to mineral claims or property. Although
Turquoise Hill has attempted to identify important factors that could
cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from
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may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be
as anticipated, estimated or intended.  
With respect to specific forward-looking information and statements
concerning the construction, development and prospects of the Oyu
Tolgoi mine, Turquoise Hill has based its assumptions and analyses on
certain factors which are inherently uncertain. Uncertainties and
assumptions include, among others: the timing and cost of the
construction of mining and processing facilities; the impact of
changes in interpretation of, or changes in enforcement of, laws,
regulations and government practices in Mongolia; the availability
and cost of skilled labour and transportation; the availability and
cost of appropriate smelting and refining arrangements; the obtaining
of necessary environmental and other govern
ment permits, and the
timing of those permits; the availability of funding on reasonable
terms; the timing and availability of a coal-fired power plant for
Oyu Tolgoi mine; projected copper and gold prices and demand;
anticipated yearly production of copper and gold at the Oyu Tolgoi
mine; and the development and concentrator nameplate capacity of the
project's second phase of development expansion and associated costs. 
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in light of their experience and perception of historical trends,
current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other
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reliance on forward-looking information or statements. 
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and mineral resources. The estimation of reserves and resources is
inherently uncertain and involves subjective judgments about many
relevant factors. The accuracy of any such estimates is a function of
the quantity and quality of available data, and of the assumptions
made and judgments used in engineering and geological interpretation,
which may prove to be unreliable. There can be no assurance that
these estimates will be accurate or that such mineral reserves and
mineral resources can be mined or processed profitably. Mineral
resources that are not mineral reserves do not have demonstrated
economic viability. See the discussion under the headings "Language
Regarding Reserves and Resources" and "Note to United States
Investors Concerning Estimates of Measured, Indicated and Inferred
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