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Algorta Norte

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Algorta Norte S.A. is a chilean mining company specialized in the extraction and production of iodine. The company's main plant is located in the commune of Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta region. The company has an annual production capacity of 4,000 tons of iodine. It is the first non-metallic mining operation in the country to use untreated seawater (200l/s) to feed its production facility. The company was incorporated in 2007 and it has offices in Santiago and Antofagasta.

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Full Name
Algorta Norte
Project Type
Iodine, Open pit mining
Development Phase
In production
Project Status
Project Capacity
4,000  t/y (tons per year)  Iodine
 Open pit mining
US$ 140mn
Completion Date

The Algorta Norte project will be located in northern Chile's region II, spanning Sierra Gorda, Antofagasta and Mejillones.

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