VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2012) - First Quantum Minerals Ltd. ("First Quantum" or the "Company") (News - Market indicators)(LSE:FQM) today announced that it has temporarily suspended normal operations at its Guelb Moghrein copper-gold mine in Mauritania due to illegal strike action by some unionized employees.
The Company continues to work through a government-facilitated mediation process to achieve a resolution to the illegal strike and will update stakeholders as warranted.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors of First Quantum Minerals Ltd.
G. Clive Newall, President
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