YUKON – Vancouver-based SHERWOOD COPPER has made the first concentrate shipment from its new Minto copper-gold mine. A delivery of 6.613 wet tonnes of concentrate reached the port of Skagway, Alaska, and was loaded onto a ship bound for smelters in Asia. The shipment was made through the recently refurbished Skagway Ore Terminal, thanks to funding from the Alaska Industrial Development & Export Agency.
“This shipment represents the culmination of 28 months of intensive work since our acquisition of the Minto project in June 2005 and is credit to all those involved in the construction and operation of the Minto mine and related facilities,” Sherwood Copper president Stephen Quin said in a press release. “Particular credit for this portion of the Minto story belongs to Canadian Lynden Transport for trucking the concentrates to Skagway, to AIDEA for funding the refurbishment of the Skagway Ore Terminal, R&M Consultants Inc. for management and engineering design and Hamilton Construction, general contractors for the refurbishment.”
Photos of the Minto project are posted at www.SherwoodCopper.com.