* To record a $212.7 mln charge in June quarter
* Expects deal to close in Q3
Aug 6 (Reuters) - Canadian miner HudBay Minerals Inc (HBM.TO) said it would sell its Fenix ferro-nickel project in Guatemala to Russia’s Solway Group for $170 million in cash.
The Fenix project does not fit HudBay’s strategy of focusing on volcanogenic massive sulfide (VMS) and porphyry deposits, the company said in a statement.
HudBay said on Friday it expects to record a non-cash charge of about $212.7 million related to its investment in Fenix, in its financial results for the three months ended June 30.
Solway will pay the company $140 million in cash at the closing of the deal, and $30 million after certain conditions are satisfied, the company said.
HudBay expects the transaction to close in the third quarter of 2011. (In U.S. dollars) (Reporting by Divya Sharma in Bangalore; editing by Carol Bishopric) (email@example.com; within U.S. +1 646 223 8780; outside U.S. +91 80 4135 5800; Reuters Messaging: firstname.lastname@example.org))