Huckleberry Mine

  • open pit copper mine
  • mill processes 20,000 tonnes per day
  • commenced operations 1997
  • current mine life to 2022
  • copper concentrate trucked to Port of Stewart
Claim Map: Huckleberry Mine
Huckleberry is an open pit copper mine located 88 kilometres from Houston in west-central British Columbia. The property encompasses 19,780 hectares, which consists of two mining leases covering 2,422 hectares and 39 mineral claims totaling approximately 17,358 hectares. Imperial holds 50% interest in Huckleberry Mines Ltd., owner/operator of the mine. The remaining 50% is held by the Japan Group, comprised of Mitsubishi Materials Corporation, Dowa Mining Co. Ltd. and Furukawa Co.

In light of the current low metal prices, options are being reviewed to optimize operations of the Huckleberry mine. The review is expected to be completed by the end of 2015.

Imperial's share of copper production from Huckleberry in 2014 was 17.0 million pounds copper and 91.6 thousand ounces silver. Imperial's share of the targeted production for 2015 is approximately 22.0 million pounds copper.

Huckleberry Annual Production(1)

Production* Forecast 2015 2014 2013
Copper - lbs 44.0 M 34,017,340 41,212,818
Gold - oz - 2,702 2,983
Silver - oz 240,000 183,221 238,028
* production stated 100% - Imperial's allocation is 50%

Update Sep | 2015
For current and/or additional information, refer to the Company's Press Releases, Quarter Reports & Annual Information Form.

Forward Looking Information