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Chile's Escondida copper mine to spend $180m on concentrator 2016-07-05Chile's Escondida, the world's biggest copper mine, said on Monday that it will invest $180-million to revamp an older concentrator plant with processing capacity of some 100 000 t/d. Escondida has three concentrators, and once all of them are up and running, the mine expects to produce around 1.2-million tonnes of copper annually for the next decade. The mine, nestled high in Chile's arid Atacama desert, produced 1.15-million tonnes in 2015.
Chile's Escondida copper mine looks to counteract falling ore grades 2016-04-08Chile's Escondida, the world's biggest copper mine, said it is banking on a new $4.2-billion concentrator, its third, and $3-billion water desalination plant to counteract falling ore grades and help boost production over the coming years. Once all three of its concentrators are up and running, Escondida expects to produce around 1.2-million tonnes of copper annually for the next decade. The mine, nestled high in Chile's arid Atacama desert, produced 1.15-million tonnes in 2015.
Chileâs Antofagasta hopes to boost 2016 copper output by at least 12.6% 2016-01-27On the back of an “undeniably difficult 2015” resulting in a 10.6% year-on-year drop in total copper production, Chilean miner Antofagasta hopes to boost its 2016 copper production by between 12.6% and 17.4%. The miner said in a statement on Wednesday that it hoped to benefit from a full year of production at Zaldívar mine – a 50% joint venture with Barrick Gold, which it bought into last year – as well as growth at its Antucoya and Centinela operations.
Barrick Achieves 2015 Production Guidance 2016-01-22
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Barrick Completes Sale of 50 Percent of Zaldivar Mine, Formation of New Partnership with Antofagasta Plc 2015-12-01
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Aguas Blancas Information
General 2015-05-10Aguas Blancas is located approximately 1,600 km north of Santiago, Chile, and 75 km southeast of the port city of Antofagasta. Aguas Blancas is comprised of 218 registered mining concessions, covering 42,669 ha, and 35 "estacas salitreras" covering 8,099 ha. The estacas salitreras are irregularly shaped concessions granted before 1907, which are still valid, although they are mostly covered with some of the new concessions. In addition there are 15 exploitation concessions covering 2,564 ha in the application process, and 48 exploration concessions covering 14,100 ha.