Copper Mountain construction of secondary crusher on schedule and budget

 Copper Mountain construction of secondary crusher on schedule and budget  Web Site: www.CuMtn.com TSX: CUM  VANCOUVER, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - 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 and  budget.  All major pieces of the crushing equipment have been delivered to  site and substantial completion of the crusher building has been achieved.   The lower bowl assembly, which is the largest component piece of the crusher  weighing in at over 100 tonnes, has been safely lifted into place.  This paved  the way for the upper main frame of the crusher to be installed with the help  of one of the mine's 240 ton haul trucks.  (see photo next page).  The  existing one kilometer overland conveyor that transfers ore from the primary  crusher to the mill feed stockpile has been successfully modified to  accommodate the tie-in to the new secondary crusher. The installation of a new  transfer chute was completed over a four day period without any interruption  to the milling operation. This transfer chute is a critical component to the  new system and is working well plus it will allow the current operation to  continue with uninterrupted production for the balance of the secondary  crusher construction period.  For photos, click here.  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  minus 2 inch in size. The new crushing facility is designed to operate at a  rate of 3,000 tpoh and is designed to meet the high tonnage applications.  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.  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 www.CuMtn.com.  On behalf of the Board of COPPER MOUNTAIN MINING CORPORATION  "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 www.sedar.com, 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  @CuMtn.com; or Rod Shier, Chief Financial Officer 604-682-2992 ext.222 Email:  Rod@CuMtn.com; Website: www.CuMtn.com  PDF available at:   http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/06/18/20140618_C2619_PDF_EN_3717.pdf  To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:  http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/June2014/18/c2619.html  CO: Copper Mountain Mining Corporation ST: British Columbia NI: MNG  
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