BRITISH COLUMBIA – Vancouver’s Copper Mountain Mining Corp. has won British Columbia’s Edward Prior Award for the second year in a row, thanks to the exemplary safety record at its Copper Mountain copper mine.
Established 50 years ago by the BC Minister of Mines and Petroleum Resources to recognize the safety record of mines in the province, the Edward Prior Award is presented annually to the mid-sized mining operation having worked between 200,000 and 1,000,000 hours during the year, with the lowest injury frequency rate (loss time incident).
Representatives from the Copper Mountain mine attended the BC Mines Safety Awards Banquet in Victoria and accepted the award on behalf of all team members at the mine.
The Copper Mountain open pit mine and mill 20 km south of Princeton, began operation in 2011. In 2015 the project shipped concentrates containing 79.8 million lb of copper. It is owned 75% by Copper Mountain (www.CuMtn.com) and 25% by Mitsubishi Materials.