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BRIEF-Thompson Creek Metals reports suspension of mining activity, reducing mining workforce

Oct 3 (Reuters) - Thompson Creek Metals Company Inc :

* Says suspending stripping activity associated with the next phase of

production at the Thompson Creek mine

* Says expects to save about $100 million in operating costs and $8 - $9

million in capital expenditures

* Its langeloth roasting facility in Pennsylvania to continue to treat material

from Thompson Creek mine

* To reduce Thompson Creek mine workforce by approximately 100 workers

* Thompson creek metals co - mining operations will continue as planned through

2014 in current phase of production at the mine

* Thompson creek metals company-would expect to restart stripping of phase 8 of

the mine plan when market conditions warrant

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