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Cauquenes expansion

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Start: 11/2014
Completion: 12/2018
Current Stage Ramp up / Commissioning
Completion: 12/2019
Project Details


The Valle Central mine is undertaking an expansion of its operations to extract and process the higher grade Cauquenes historic tailings. The Cauquenes expansion project is being undertaken in phases. Phase I enables Villa Central mine to extract Cauquenes tailings for processing in the existing processing plant, increasing the mine's copper production. Phase II will augment Villa Central mine's existing plant facilities to improve flotation recovery efficiency.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Cauquenes expansion
Project Type
Copper, Molybdenum
Development Phase
Ramp up / Commissioning
Project Status
Project Capacity
 t/y (tons per year)  Copper
 t/y (tons per year)  Molybdenum
US$ 102mn
Completion Date

The project is located 8km east of the city of Rancagua and 90km south of Santiago.

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