Huckleberry Mine Suspends Operations -- 100 Laid Off


About 100 workers have been laid off, with the suspension of pit operations at the Huckleberry Mine near Houston.

Imperial Metals says the extraction of new ore has been suspended due to the low price of copper, but the mine is still milling stockpiled ore and about 160 employees are still working.

The company says significant efforts to reduce operating costs at Huckleberry haven't been enough to offset declining copper prices.