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El Abra Information

  • General 2015-05-10
    El Abra is a porphyry copper deposit that has sulfide and oxide mineralization. The predominant primary sulfide copper minerals are bornite and chalcopyrite. There is a minor amount of secondary sulfide mineralization as chalcocite. The oxide copper minerals are chrysocolla and pseudomalachite. There are lesser amounts of copper, bearing clays and tenorite. Processes and facilities: The El Abra operation includes a solution extraction/electrowinning facility, a 125,000 metric ton-per-day crushed leach circuit and a similar-sized run-of-mine leaching operation.

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