Hillgrove Resources reported an uptick in copper production at its Kanmantoo underground mine, rising from 239 tonnes in February to 589 tonnes in March.

The increase coincides with a surge in copper prices, surpassing US$4/lb for the first time since April 2023.

The company anticipates further production growth by developing additional work areas, enabling simultaneous mining of multiple stopes.

Expanding production capacity, particularly with establishing a second underground work area, is expected to drive further increases in copper output.