The New Afton copper-gold mine is located approximately 350 km northeast of Vancouver in the south-central interior of British Columbia. The property is only 10 km from the regional hub of Kamloops. The New Afton Mine occupies the site of the historic Afton Mine, a previous operation of Teck Resources Limited and includes an open pit, underground workings, historic support facilities, a concentrator and tailings facility. The New Afton deposit extends to the southwest from immediately beneath the Afton Mine open pit. New Afton began production in June 2012. The underground operation is expected to produce, on average, 85,000 ounces of gold and 75 million pounds of copper per year over a 12-year mine life. New Afton uses a block caving method in their underground operations.
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