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Optimization Quebrada Blanca Mine

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Early Works
Environmental & Social evaluation
Start: 07/2014
Completion: 09/2016
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 06/2017
Completion: 09/2019
In production
Project Details


The project aims to expand the pit and the waste dump located south of the mine, in addition to the modification of the leaching and gravel dumps, the incorporation of a stock of hypogen and an improvement in the camp and wastewater system and the construction of a water management system.
For the operational continuity until 2020 of the mine, Teck also intends to improve internal roads, modify the pipelines of the ore refining plant, update the power lines, build a tire deposit and finally create a water management plan.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Optimization Quebrada Blanca Mine
Project Type
Copper, Open pit mining
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
45,000  t/y (tons per year)  Copper
 Open pit mining
US$ 165mn
Completion Date

The project is located at an altitude of 4,300m above sea level, in Tamarugal province, in northern Chile’s Tarapacá region (I).

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.



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Environmental Manager
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Administration and Mangerment Superintendent
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