AAP - The West Australian
UPDATE 2.25pm: Shares in Altona Mining soared after the copper miner sold its Finnish operations and promised a big one-off payout to shareholders.
The company has agreed to sell its Finish operations and exploration assets to Boliden Mineral AB for $US100 million ($A108.20 million).
As a result, Altona shareholders will receive a 15-cents-per-share cash payment, which is just below the company's 17 cent share price, as a result of the sale.
Altona shares surged 4.5 cents, or 26.47 per cent, to 21.5 cents at the close of trade.