Copper Mountain Updates Construction Progress on Secondary Crusher

      Copper Mountain Updates Construction Progress on Secondary Crusher

PR Newswire

VANCOUVER, March 25, 2014


VANCOUVER, March 25, 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 continues to move forward as planned and on
schedule. Purchase orders for all of the major mechanical and electrical
components have been placed. The main components of the crusher have arrived
in Canada and have been transported via rail to Kamloops, BC where they are
being prepared for transportation by a specialized truck to the mine site.
The lower bowl assembly is the largest component piece of the crusher and
weighs over 100 tonnes. Due to its size and weight special road permits were
provided by the Department of Transportation in a timely manner to meet the
schedule for the highway transportation to the mine site. These permits were
received early last week and the lower bowl assembly has now been transported
to the mine site. The Company engaged Nickel Bros Heavy Lifting and
Transportation to complete this leg of the transportation which entailed
closing the main highway between Kamloops and Princeton in 20km sections as
the convoy moved down the road. It took four nights to make the 200 kilometer
trip, because the transportation had to occur between midnight and 5 am each
night to minimize traffic disruptions along the route.

This crusher will be the largest cone crusher installed in western Canada and
has the ability to crush the 6 inch rock from the primary crusher down to 2
inches in size. The new crushing facility is designed to operate at a rate of
2,800 tpoh and is designed to meet the most demanding and high tonnage
applications. Foundation work for the Crusher Slab is complete and it is
being prepared for placement of the newly arrived lower bowl assembly. Once
the lower bowl assembly is installed, building contractors will be mobilized
to start the building erection. Following the building erection, the new
conveyor system installation will commence in the spring time. The total cost
of construction for the secondary crusher facility is estimated to be $40
million and construction is expected to be completed by mid-summer. Once
installed, 100% of the mill feed will be sized to the 2 inch range, which will
allow the mill to operate consistently at or above design capacity rates of
35,000 tpd.

The short  term  mitigating measures  implemented  in 2013  to  increase  mill 
throughput continue to be successful  with January and February's  operational 
results being in line with the production expectations.

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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