At the Reed celebration of success and closure Wednesday Hudbays General Manager of Mines Rob Carter spoke about the development of Reed Mine starting in 2012. He said mining started in 2013 with full production in 2014 and over five years the mine between Flin Flon and Snow Lake proved to be a success. He said it continued to produce a steady flow of ore with about 1260 tonnes per day over the life, the team mined more than 60 stoping blocks and trucked 2.1 million tonnes to surface which contained greater than 69 thousand tonnes of copper. Carter added since 2012 more than a hundred employees have worked at Reed.
The last load of ore from Reed was trucked to surface last Wednesday and restoring the mine site will continue over the summer.