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Setback delays opening of copper, silver mine


   TROY, Mont. (AP) -- A northwestern Montana copper and silver mine that has
been shut down since December due to rock falls and cave-ins will remain closed
at least another year due to another setback.
   Mine officials tell the Flathead Beacon that the Troy Mine will remain closed until
the end of 2014 so a new haul route can be built.
   Recent inspections found that the Lower Quartzite haulage route was unstable
and unsafe.
   Revett President and CEO John Shanahan says the company remains committed
to reopening the mine.
   He says the company plans to spend $12 million building a new haulage route.
   The company laid off 100 workers in May from the mine that opened in 1981.
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   Information from: Flathead Beacon
   AP-WF-10-19-13 1954GMT

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