Newmont profit down as gold, copper sales fall

April 29 Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:53pm EDT

April 29 (Reuters) - Newmont Mining Corp reported lower first quarter profit on Monday as gold and copper sales fell.

The largest U.S.-based gold miner said net income attributable to its common shareholders fell to $315 million, or 63 cents a share, from $490 million, or 97 cents, a year earlier. Sales fell to $2.18 billion from $2.68 billion.