Copper Mountain provides 2014 production guidance and operational update

   Copper Mountain provides 2014 production guidance and operational update

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2013

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VANCOUVER, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Copper Mountain Mining Corporation
(TSX: CUM) (the "Company" or "Copper Mountain")  provides the following
operation update and 2014 production guidance for its operations at the Copper
Mountain mine located in southern British Columbia.

The Company's goal  for 2014  is to continue  to optimize  performance of  the 
Copper Mountain Mine, to maximize our copper production while mining from both
Pit 2 and Pit 3 areas during 2014. Mining at a rate of 175,000 tpd is  planned 
to continue during 2014 with copper production forecast to be approximately 80
to 90 million pounds.

Mill throughput during the month of September was at an average of 31,693  tpd 
compared to 26,000 for the first half of 2013, an increase of 21.9%,  however, 
during November the average throughput decreased to 26,123 tpd as a result  of 
operating with one  ball mill  for part of  the month.  September and  October 
copper  production  was  6.8  and  6.5  million  pounds  respectively,   while 
November's production of copper was lower at 5.2 million pounds as a result of
operating with only one ball mill for  part of the month. Mill throughput  was 
maintained in the 1,000 tpoh range during  the period when only one ball  mill 
was available. The target  throughput is 32,000  tpd while utilizing  portable 
crushers. The permanent secondary crusher is  expected to be installed in  the 
late summer of 2014 and this should enhance mill throughput.

About Copper Mountain Mining Corporation:
Copper Mountain's flagship asset is the 75% owned Copper Mountain mine located
in southern British  Columbia near the  town of Princeton.  The Company has  a 
strategic  alliance  with  Mitsubishi  Materials  Corporation  who  owns   the 
remaining 25%. The Copper Mountain mine commenced production in the summer  of 
2011.The construction and startup of the 35,000 tpd facilities were  developed 
on schedule  and  on  budget  but  the rampup  to  full  production  has  been 
challenging. The ore is harder than was anticipated in the design and crushing
the SAG mill feed is  needed to achieve full capacity.  Plans are in place  to 
achieve the full  production goals.  The 18,000 acre  site has  a resource  of 
approximately 5 billion  pounds of copper  and remains open  laterally and  at 
depth. The mine  has significant exploration  potential that will  need to  be 
explored over  the next  few years  to fully  appreciate the  properties  full 
development potential. Additional information  is available on the  Company's 
web page at

On behalf of the Board of


"Jim O'Rourke"

Jim O'Rourke, P.Eng.
Chief Executive Officer

            Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information:
   This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
  uncertainties. These statements may differ materially from actual future
   events or results. Readers are referred to the documents, filed by the
Company on SEDAR at, specifically the most recent reports which
identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from
those contained in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no
  obligation to review or confirm analysts' expectations or estimates or to
       release publicly any revisions to any forward-looking statement.

SOURCE Copper Mountain Mining Corporation


Galina Meleger, Corporate Communications 604-682-2992 ext.224 Email:Galina or
Rod Shier, Chief Financial Officer 604-682-2992 ext.222
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