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Huckleberry demise a blow for Imperial

Toronto-listed Imperial Metals has shut down its Huckleberry copper mine in west-central British Columbia, Canada after failing to come up with an economical mine plan in the face of weaker red metal prices.

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Imperial has spent more than C$60 million on rehabilitation efforts following the Mount Polley tailings spill

The open pit mine, which employs some 260 people and is owned 50:50 by Imperial and a Japanese consortium comprised of Mitsubishi Materials, Dowa Mining and Furukawa, was on course to produce 19,955