Digging in: Copper mill could be gold mine for Beaver County


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  • Be Informed
    April 4, 2009 10:10 a.m.

    In response to Working Moms response. You wrote: "Thank goodness they hired REAL electricians who actually know how to work. AND THEY'RE FROM MILFORD!! Yeah!
    Excellent call. I am IMPRESSED with their work and your call to hire them!"

    When I attended the Grand Opening, I met with the gentleman from GSL Electric. He is from SALT LAKE CITY. He said he had been there for the past two months finishing up what the "REAL" electricians from Milford couldnt get done on time (I dont need to tell You that thier company wasnt impressed with the Milford electricians).

  • JOHN
    April 3, 2009 12:49 p.m.

    Can anyone tell me why the stock went down on monday with 24million shares were traded. I makes no sence to me. Help me understand

  • Paul
    April 2, 2009 1:32 p.m.

    I can see there is a lot of investor excitement over this new $60m mill. But where were the Dotsons' three years ago when Park City's barely used Ontario Mill was for sale by United Park City Mines for $1m? All mills are similar. UPCM could not sell it and had to virtually give away their new mill to make room for more condos! A whole industry was lost and a lot of equipment and investment was wasted.

  • Happy to see the bashers
    March 31, 2009 2:49 a.m.

    You know you have a good stock when the bashers show up. Take a look at the appraisal on Western Utah Copper and then tell me it's a p&d. Dream on. CPRK has moved up 100% in the last 30 days and with production should see another price rise. With the price of metals increasing, this has winner written all over it.

  • Bazouz
    March 31, 2009 1:10 a.m.

    I wonder what happened to the concept of geological sampling and reserve estimation. Not sure how much copper there is ? Three times as concentrated as the Bingham mine ? WOW !!!! The stock is cheap anyway so best of luck with this slot machine type investment.

  • Long CPRK
    March 30, 2009 9:44 p.m.

    Long live cprk!!!!

  • Happy to see the suckers
    March 30, 2009 4:59 p.m.

    Thank you Reality Check! There is a sucker born every second and then they move to Utah. Are you kidding me? They told us that they are not sure how much copper there is, but it is three times as concentrated as the Bingham mine. This is a pump and dump at its finest. Good work Des. Keep on investing Utah and that bankruptcy figure will stay right were it is. And lastly kudos to the Utah Division of Securities, another stellar job of protecting Utah investors

  • Reality check
    March 30, 2009 1:58 p.m.

    Ummm, are we looking at the same stock, here? Because the trend I'm looking at shows a company that has lost 99.2% of its value in the last few years. Getting from here to zero is REEEEEEEEALLY easy to do, which is a ONE-HUNDRED-PERCENT LOSS if you get in today! I can't believe the DesNews has allowed the current "pump-and-dump" hyperbole to go this far. PLEASE USE CAUTION, INVESTORS! The trolls on this board are looking for a quick turnaround on your short-sighted enthusiasm and ignorance.

  • skeptical
    March 30, 2009 1:42 p.m.

    if this is a sure thing, why is the stock trading on the pink sheets?

  • realist
    March 30, 2009 11:08 a.m.

    Even though this is exciting news, by the time they actually produce, payoff the debt and support ongoing operations, it could be years before any investors make any money unless of course the stock gets hyped like it is through this medium and even through hype. In today's marketplace, having the multiples that the market supported in past years will most likely never happen again for some time. Best of luck for the forthcoming production in hopes that copper prices have leveled and will start inching up in the right direction, this will provide the company with the stability that it needs for continued growth.

  • MakingMoney
    March 30, 2009 10:00 a.m.

    I doubled my money today!!!!!!! I am going to reinvest more!!!!!!

  • Togoodtobetrue
    March 29, 2009 3:33 p.m.

    Wow!!!!!!! Why is this stock only at .016 ?????

  • Moneymaker
    March 29, 2009 2:33 p.m.

    Wow!!!!! Seems like the money maker for the stock buy is putting in all these comments. And.....if all this copper is really there, don't you think the big boys would have been after this already??

  • Utah Fan
    March 29, 2009 1:06 p.m.

    How did this story/company sneak up on us? From NO coverage to FRONT page? WOW. I love all projects which create jobs and revenue for our state. This company seems like the rags to soon to be riches story of a hometown boy who made good. Except, unlike most cases, he is making good for his entire home town, county and state. Looks like a great opportunity to get on at the ground floor. Congrats to all involved.

  • working mom
    March 29, 2009 11:20 a.m.

    Thank goodness they hired REAL electricians who actually know how to work. AND THEY'RE FROM MILFORD!! Yeah!
    Excellent call. I am IMPRESSED with their work and your call to hire them!

  • CUforUtah
    March 28, 2009 11:30 p.m.

    I was there; it is real and there is compelling evidence they have a huge discovery!!

  • Harvey
    March 28, 2009 9:35 p.m.

    It is awesome seeing someone work so hard for so long and start to grasp his and others dreams.

  • Homie
    March 28, 2009 8:53 p.m.

    its truly an amazing time for long term investors of CPRK. with first hand experience i can tell you it been a fabulous ride. with complete regards to Mark and all the crew i SALUUUUUUUTE you with great admiration of your persistance and hard work. let the dreams begin!
    just drive

  • Rock Solid
    March 28, 2009 8:41 p.m.

    I'm not "astroturf" but I believe CPRK to be a rock solid buy. I urge everyone who is interested to go see the mine and do your own research. There's not a doubt in my mind you'll be impressed.

  • Will
    March 28, 2009 6:40 p.m.

    Great news ... for Milford and for Utah and for smart investors looking for a real ground floor opportunity. Copper King Mining is about to begin generating new jobs, tax revenue, and best of all COPPER ... just at what looks to be the beginning of America's economic recovery. Demand for strategic metals such as copper is about to explode.
    CPRK looks like a winner. I've been a shareholder from the beginning and I believe that Mark Dotson's 20-year labor is about to reach fruition.

  • To the Deseret News
    March 28, 2009 5:49 p.m.

    I'm sorry, but a lot of the posts above seem to me to be "astroturf". I don't know if you keep IP logs of who posts what, but please delete the posts that seem to want people to "invest".

  • Now....
    March 28, 2009 4:48 p.m.

    please hire Utah people and not the miners coming from other parts of the country to make a quick buck. This is great news for Utahns who are unemployed because of lay offs etc etc.

  • Anonymous
    March 28, 2009 4:27 p.m.

    If there's any young person reading this article, I would tell you don't rely mining for a job. Being a Westerner, I've gone in so many towns where people talk about the mine reopening. I'm old enough to have sen two towns of Ely. Then, there was Phelps Dodge and Ajo, AZ.

    I also grew up going to school with kids whose father's worked for Kenecott. I remember them, suffering when there was a strike.

    Go to school. Make something of your lives. Become an engineer, go into medical or study business. Mining pays well for Utah. A good job comes with a good environment to work in.

  • TD
    March 28, 2009 4:24 p.m.

    Not only is this mine good for the community, it is good for a troubled economy and probably thouands of investors everywhere.

    Investors help stimulate the economy as well.

    The one thing the report did'nt say is that gold and silver recovery should cover Operating Expenses and copper Production should be profit.

    Very great story which is only beginning.


  • Fred
    March 28, 2009 3:52 p.m.

    Anonymous, then you should be thrilled to know that WUCC/CPRK is indeed American owned. In fact, it is projects like this that will get the USA on the road to recovery in its current accounts with China. I am happy to be invested in such a project and expect many more people will be getting in on Monday. Still a ground floor investment here with the price under .02/share. That certainly will not last much longer with the mine ready to start up at any time now!

  • Anonymous
    March 28, 2009 3:33 p.m.

    I'm a product of Western culture having grown up in Utah. The history of mining has been a few get the gold and the public gets the shaft. Mining is welfare. Under the mining law of 1872 mining companies get America's resources below market value. We should get a 15% royalty like every other nation charges. To rub salt in the wound, the majority of these welfare mining companies are not American owned.

  • CU Investor
    March 28, 2009 1:31 p.m.

    I was at the Grand Opening yesterday and spoke with the reporter of this article. Needless to say, he was very impressed. I expect many more articles to come as this Company starts to realize its true potential.

  • Beam me up
    March 28, 2009 1:01 p.m.

    Good job to all those who got CPRK up and going. I'm invested, now its time to add.

    Good luck to everyone involved!

  • David
    March 28, 2009 12:56 p.m.

    This company will make a lot of people very rich...Question is..will they be Americans or Chineese?

  • Brett
    March 28, 2009 12:44 p.m.

    After reading up on CPRK and doing some additional research, I've bought it in order to round out my mining investments. At .016 it's an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a mining company that has everything set to begin churning out money for shareholders. This isn't your typical penny stock either. We are speaking of a $60,000,000. facility here in the good ole USA, open for anyone to inspect.

  • Paul Poole
    March 28, 2009 12:31 p.m.

    I am invested in this company, I live in Nashville Tn. I will be adding more shares Monday morning.
    Way to go Copper King and Good Luck

    March 28, 2009 12:17 p.m.

    Great comment, Friend of Copper. CPRK should be solid gold. This is what Utah and Milford especially have been waiting for, the grand opening. Shareholders also couldn't be happier to see this mill about to start production. Seems like a no brainer at this price.

  • jim c
    March 28, 2009 12:02 p.m.

    I URGE U TO BUY 100000@.016

  • Friend of Copper
    March 28, 2009 11:55 a.m.

    The title of the article should be Copper mine WILL be gold mine for Beaver County. With a $60 million infrastructure in place there is no doubt in my mind that this will pay off for all investors of CPRK. I agree with the previous poster, there is nothing but upside on this one.

  • Bob Allen
    March 28, 2009 11:43 a.m.

    I have been watching this company for over a year and have been extremely impressed how they have held everything together despite many odds and no "official" financing in place. There is nothing but upside in my opinion.

    The next month should be very exciting as the mill will be fired up and they will begin producing copper and other precious metals. Now is the time to jump on board...CPRK.PK. Good luck!

  • Allison
    March 28, 2009 11:26 a.m.

    What a wonderful day the CPRK ribbon cutting was for all shareholders. The project has been a decade long struggle for the principles, workers, and the mill employees. They should all have nothing but our admiration for managing, against all odds, to bring this state of the art mill to fruition.

    Congratulations and best wishes to everyone involved!

  • Charles
    March 28, 2009 10:21 a.m.

    From what I have seen regarding this mine, they have been very good about staying on top of the enviromental issues that are out there. The Mill that they have put together is state of the art and will be a huge benefit to Utah and the local community for years to come. Copper is in almost every household appliance, vehicles, our homes, computers etc and is a necessity for our daily lives. The demand overseas for Copper is off the charts, ie. China and India. Way to go Copper King!!

  • No Comparison
    March 28, 2009 10:16 a.m.

    Copper King has a smart mill.

    With a mill like this, Copper King will not need to to heap leaching and they don't need a tailings ond. The extraction and concentrating chemicals will be used in the mill. When the ore is milled, tailings come out of the mill dried and ready for placement on the overburden pile. Water is recycled not just used once.

    No one should mistake Copper King for just another wildcat claim jumping wannabe mining interest with big dreams and no means. This is the real thing in the middle of Utah's Milford Mineral Belt.

  • Ben
    March 28, 2009 10:11 a.m.


    The mine is a public company, it trades under the ticker CPRK. I would recommend going for a visit to the mine to see their operations, the company is very willing to give tours and answer questions very frankly.

  • NowHoldOn
    March 28, 2009 10:06 a.m.

    Hey, Anonymous...Here's some questions for you.

    Is the West dotted with state-of-the-art mineral mills near rich near-surface deposits.

    Where exactly are all of the twins to a place like Copper King?

    This mill and mining area are no comparison to the dotted mines you describe. Copper King isn't going to have a leaching operation or a tailings pond. They recycle the water and the dry tailings go back to the overburden pile.

    This company has those things figured out. No need for heap leaching when you can take near-surface ore to the mill. This area will be easily reclaimed after mining concludes.

    There are lots of mining companies that tell the truth. Don't compare Copper King (ticker symbol CPRK.PK) to some wildcat claim jumper with big ideas and no means.

  • To anonymous
    March 28, 2009 9:51 a.m.

    Don't call it an eyesore. Call it modern art.

  • Jake
    March 28, 2009 9:51 a.m.

    After reading this story and a little extra research, I plan on investing. I have been looking into mining to round out my investments. I feel this is not only a good time but it also feels like I'm investing in Utah's future.

    March 28, 2009 9:44 a.m.


  • Roger
    March 28, 2009 9:02 a.m.

    I had never heard of this mine/company before, does anyone know if they are public or private? If public what is the ticker symbol?

  • Anonymous
    March 28, 2009 8:50 a.m.

    Where and when has there been a mine were the mining company told the truth? The West is dotted with mine waste leaching heavy metals in to aquifers that would never run out of ore. Copper created such a massive eye sore in the Salt Lake Valley it can be seen from space.

  • Roger
    March 28, 2009 8:47 a.m.

    I had never heard of this mine, does anyone know if it is private or a public company? If public what is ticker?

  • Frank
    March 28, 2009 7:50 a.m.

    I was unable to make the Grand Opening, but I am an investor in the company. I love the article and think that it shows the potential of this company. If anyone is interested, the stock symbol is CPRK.

  • CPRK
    March 28, 2009 7:46 a.m.

    Great tour - great facility -

  • Go CPRK
    March 28, 2009 7:45 a.m.

    Great tour - fantastic facility

  • Eye Witness
    March 28, 2009 7:27 a.m.

    CPRK will change the face of central Utah. The revenues they bring into the State and community will be staggering.

  • Eye Witness
    March 28, 2009 7:05 a.m.

    CPRK will change the face of central Utah...The revenue that it will generate for the State and community will be staggering. Nice report D News

  • CopperNation
    March 28, 2009 1:03 a.m.

    Great news for the heartland of Utah!!

    It is amazing that this brand new high-tech, state-of-the art mill has been constructed in the heart of Utah's rich mineral belt.

    Imagine if Kennecott had just started today with all the hindsight that the Western Utah Coppper Company now has. Good jobs, an efficient mill, the opportunity for a clean operation.

    Thank goodness Utah stands to benefit from all of this. It's also very cool that the chart for this stock looks like it's still near the ground floor. What a great opportunity for investing. The hard work's done, now it's a matter of start up and run!!

    The new copper kid on the block is poised to be indeed be crowned as king. Sign me up for market symbol CPRK.PK

  • mywave
    March 28, 2009 12:43 a.m.

    Thank you, I had no idea this project/mine existed in Utah.