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The Quechua copper exploration project involves the construction of drill rigs over a three-year period. Compañía Minera Quechua S.A. expects to produce 75,000 metric tons of fine copper. Quechua is expected to require an investment of US$490mn and produce 1.30Mt of copper in concentrate, or 76,000t/y, over its 17-year life. The project is slated to produce 62 jobs during the exploration period. Compañía Minera Quechua is a subsidiary of Japan's Pan Pacific Copper, established in 2008. Pan Pacific Copper is owned by JX Nippon Mining & Metal (66%) and Mitsui Mining & Smelting (34%).

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Key Specs

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Project Type
Copper, Open pit mining
Development Phase
Initial exploration & discovery
Project Status
Project Capacity
60,000  t/y (tons per year)  Copper
 Open pit mining
US$ 490mn
Completion Date

Quechua is located in Espinar in Peru's Cuzco department. The elevation of the property range from about 4,000m to 4,600m above sea level.

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