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Los Colorados Expansion

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In Construction
Current Stage In production
Completion: 02/2014
Project Details


The project calls for the expansion of the current pit and the addition of new facilities and mining equipment to achieve increased iron ore mining and processing, increasing the production capacity of iron preconcentrate at Mina Los Colorados by 2Mt/y by installing a new plant with 3.35Mt/y processing capacity. The project aims to increase pellet feed output at the company's Huasco iron ore pellet plant from 5.2Mt/y to 7.2Mt/y.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Los Colorados Expansion
Project Type
Iron ore, Open pit mining
Development Phase
In production
Project Status
Project Capacity
7,000,000  t/y (tons per year)  Iron ore
 Open pit mining
US$ 441mn
Completion Date

The Los Colorados Este deposit is located in Huasco municipality, some 47km northwest of the city of Vallenar in Chile.

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Operations Manager, Valle del Huasco
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