Copper Mountain updates construction progress on secondary crusher

      Copper Mountain updates construction progress on secondary crusher

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, Feb. 21, 2014

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VANCOUVER, Feb. 21,  2014 /PRNewswire/  - Copper  Mountain Mining  Corporation 
(TSX: CUM) (the "Company" or  "Copper Mountain")  announces that  construction 
of the new permanent secondary crusher at the Copper Mountain mine located  in 
southern British Columbia is underway and on schedule. The main components of
the crusher have arrived in Canada at the port of Halifax where they were  off 
loaded onto  rail  for transportation  to  Kamloops,  BC where  they  will  be 
transported by truck to the mine site. This crusher will be the largest  cone 
crusher installed  in  western Canada  and  initial foundation  work  is  well 
underway and the  mild west  coast winter  has greatly  reduced the  potential 
extra cost  of  heating and  hording  of concrete.  The  general  contractor, 
Gisbourne are now fully staffed and proceeding with construction as  planned. 
The total cost of  construction for the secondary  crusher is estimated to  be 
approximately $40  million and  construction  is expected  to be  complete  by 
mid-summer. Once installed, 100% of the mill feed will be sized to the 2 inch
range. Plant operating results with minus  2 inch material has confirmed  that 
the mill  operates at  its designed  capacity of  35,000 tpd  on a  consistent 

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Short term mitigating measures implemented in 2013 to increase mill throughput
continue to be successful with another  record month of production in  January 
totaling 7.1 million lbs of copper. Mill throughput is forecast to be  32,000 
tpd for the first six  months of 2014 and 35,000  tpd after the new  permanent 
crusher is operational. December and  January operational results are in  line 
with  the  production  forecasts.  Forecast  average  copper  head  grade  and 
production for the year is approximately 0.375  % and 80 to 90 million  pounds 

About Copper Mountain Mining Corporation:
Copper Mountain's  flagship  asset is  the  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 25% of  the 
mine. The Copper Mountain mine commenced production in the summer of 2011  and 
has continued to improve  its operations since startup.  The 18,000 acre  site 
has a large resource of copper that  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 site  at

On behalf of the Board of

"Jim O'Rourke"

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

Note: 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

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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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