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Highland Valley Copper

Highland Valley Copper Operations is a copper and molybdenum operation located in south-central British Columbia.

About Highland Valley Copper

Highland Valley Copper (HVC) Operations is located approximately 17 kilometres west of Logan Lake and about 50 kilometres southwest of Kamloops in British Columbia. Teck has a 100% interest in HVC.

HVC produces both copper and molybdenum concentrates through autogenous and semi-autogenous grinding and flotation. Once processed, the metal concentrates are exported overseas, where the majority is sold under long-term sales contracts to smelters.

In 2015, the crusher relocation project in the Valley pit was completed, providing access to over 30 million tonnes of reserves as part of the current life of mine plan. We are continuing to conduct exploration around HVC to find new copper deposits near the historical Bethlehem pits. This area was previously mined in the 1960s and 1970s.

Reserves and resources at HVC are projected to support mining at current planned production rates until 2028.

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  • Working with Indigenous Communities at Highland Valley Copper
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  • Taking Steps to Stay Safe
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  • Highland Valley Copper Operating Results


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    (1)Non-GAAP Financial Measure. See “Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” section for further information.
    (2)Certain 2017 comparative figures have been restated for new IFRS pronouncements. 2016 figures have not been restated. Please refer to Note 32 to our audited annual consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018. 

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    Highland Valley Copper recruits proactively to build talent pools for a variety of professional, trade and operational opportunities. If a position does not exist at your time of interest, we invite you to submit your resume to our talent community.

    Teck Highland Valley Copper Partnership

    P.O. Box 1500
    Logan Lake, B.C.
    Canada V0K 1W0
    t: 250.523.2443
    f: 250.523.3242

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