February 21, 2008 / 9:58 PM / 9 years ago

First Quantum profit leaps on copper production

(Figures in U.S. dollars)

TORONTO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - First Quantum Minerals (FM.TO) said on Thursday its fourth-quarter profit more than doubled, on sharply higher copper production.

The Vancouver-based miner earned $135.3 million, or $2.00 per share, in the final three months of the year. This was up from $60.9 million, or 91 cents a share, in the year-before period. (Reporting by Cameron French; Editing by Rob Wilson)

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