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Jan 18 (Reuters) - China-backed miner MMG Ltd said on Monday it has made a first shipment of 10,000 tonnes of copper concentrate from its Las Bambas mine in Peru to China.
MMG, backed by China Minmetals Corp and run from Australia, is aiming to become a mid-tier base metals producer, having bought the Las Bambas copper project from commodity giant Glencore.
The mine is expected to churn out some 450,000 tonnes of copper a year.
Reporting by Olivia Kumwenda-Mtambo; Editing by James Macharia