Turquoise Hill Resources (TSX:TRQ, NYSE:TRQ, NASDAQ:TRQ) announced that the first copper-gold concentrate has been produced at Oyu Tolgoi.

As quoted in the press release:

This comes following the processing of first ore through the concentrator in early January 2012.

Turquoise Hill’s CEO, Kay Priestly, said:

Oyu Tolgoi continues to progressively ramp-up the mine and the production of first concentrate is another important milestone. We are making good progress on our timetable leading to the start of commercial operations.

To view the whole press release, click here.