EMED Mining jumps 15% as Chinese company backs Rio Tinto mine restart with $30 million financing

EMED Mining (LON:EMED) climbed 14.88% today on news that the company has reached a $30 million funding arrangement with a new Chinese offtake partner respecting its Rio Tinto copper mine in Spain.

EMED sees copper deposits for potential second mine in Spain

Toronto and London listed exploration and development company EMED Mining said on Tuesday it found significant potential new copper deposits near its Cerro Colorado open pit operations in Spain (pictured), sending its shares up over 5% in afternoon trade. In May the Cyprus-based company announced Andalucia, one of Spain's autonomous regions, gave approval for the plans to restart its flagship Rio Tinto copper mine, which was placed on care and maintenance in 2000. Production is scheduled to start in 2012 following further approvals.