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Early Works
Current Stage: Environmental & Social evaluation
Start: 12/2007
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Project Details


The Galeno copper-gold-molybdenum porphyry property consists of four mining concessions covering 1,347ha. Development of the deposit is expected to cost approximately US$2.5bn for production of 144,000t/y of copper concentrates over a 22-year mine life. During the construction phase, 2,500 jobs will be created, while the operational phase will require 350 long-term workers.

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Key Specs

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Project Type
Copper, Gold, Molybdenum, Silver
Development Phase
Environmental & Social evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
350,000  t/y (tons per year)  Copper
82,000  oz/y (ounces per year)  Gold
2,300  t/y (tons per year)  Molybdenum
2  Moz/y (million ounces per year)  Silver
US$ 3.5bn
Completion Date

El Galeno is located 600km north of Lima, between Encañada and Sorochuco districts, in Peru's Cajamarca department. The property elevation ranges from 3,800m to 4,200m above sea level.

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