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Norte Abierto

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Early Works
Current Stage: Prefeasibility
Start: 01/2018
Completion: 03/2020
In Construction
Project Details


The Norte Abierto open pit project consists of the combination of two deposits, Cerro Casale and Caspiche, into a single mine complex. The approach of combining two projects into one single asset will reduce capital and operating costs and the industrial and environmental footprint while it increases the financial returns.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Norte Abierto
Project Type
Copper, Gold
Development Phase
Project Status
Project Capacity
 t/y (tons per year)  Copper
 oz/y (ounces per year)  Gold

Norte Abierto is located in Maricunga Belt district, some 115km southeast of Copiapo.

*The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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