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R/€ = 16.11 Change: 0.03
R/$ = 13.69 Change: 0.04
Au 1282.99 $/oz Change: 2.09
Pt 928.50 $/oz Change: 5.50
 
 
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Nevsun lifts Q2 copper output

14th July 2017 BY: Henry Lazenby
Creamer Media Deputy Editor: North America

VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – Base metals producer Nevsun Resources has reported a strong recovery of copper concentrate production, lifting second-quarter output to 5.7-million pounds.

It is a sharp recovery for the Eritrea-focused company, which resorted to producing a bulk zinc/copper concentrate late last year owing to plant issues at the Bisha mine.

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The June-quarter performance reflected a 36% improvement over the first quarter this year.

Zinc-in-concentrate produced during the June period fell 17% quarter-over-quarter to 43-million pounds. This was mainly attributable to a 10% drop in head grades and zinc recoveries temporarily decreasing as the company placed more effort on improving copper recoveries, which had some impact on downstream zinc flotation.

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Nevsun advised that Bisha continues to work on strategies to better separate zinc and copper into their respective circuits. 

EDITED BY: Creamer Media Reporter
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