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Mina Carola expansion

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Early Works
Environmental & Social evaluation
Start: 04/2017
Completion: 07/2017
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 01/2018
Completion: 12/2018
Completion: 12/2069
Project Details


The expansion project will increase mineral extraction rates from 150,000t to 240,000t per month, and involves a general optimization of the existing operating facilities and the expansion of the Cobriza and Meléndez tailings deposit. It also involves upgrading and improving the atmospheric emissions control system. The project is fully owned by Sociedad Contractual Minera Carola.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Mina Carola expansion
Project Type
Copper, Underground mining
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
 Underground mining
US$ 20mn
Completion Date

The project is located 21km southeast of Copiapó.   

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