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Santo Domingo

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Early Works
Current Stage: Awaiting construction decision
Start: 07/2015
Completion: 03/2020
In Construction
Under Construction
Start: 03/2020
Ramp up / Commissioning
Project Details


The Santo Domingo project comprises Santo Domingo and Iris Norte open pits, located near the town of Diego de Almagro. The project is located within the Cretaceous Iron Belt (CIB) of the Atacama fault zone, a ductile/brittle sinistral strike-slip and dip-slip crustal scale structure that parallels the coast of Chile for over 1,200km. The CIB is a segment of the Atacama fault zone approximately 630km by 40km in dimension that hosts numerous iron oxides–copper–gold (IOCG) type deposits. Elevations in the project area range from approximately 900m above sea level to 1,500m. The region has well established infrastructure (energy, water, transportation and labor) to serve the mining industry.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Santo Domingo
Project Type
Copper, Gold, Iron ore, Open pit mining
Development Phase
Awaiting construction decision
Project Status
Project Capacity
210,000  t/y (tons per year)  Copper
17,000  oz/y (ounces per year)  Gold
4  Mt/y (million tons per year)  Iron ore
 Open pit mining
US$ 1.51bn

The Santo Domingo property is located 130km north of Copiapó and 7km southeast of the city of Diego de Almagro, in northern Chile's Atacama region (III).

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