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SS-Xavier 1

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Current Stage: Environmental & Social evaluation
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The SS-Xavier 1 iron ore project, owned by US-based Essex Holdings, involves the mining and processing of iron ore with an average grade of 62% for the production of 201,000t/m of iron ore concentrate through magnetic concentration. The mine is being developed as an open pit operation and will be spread over an area of 200ha. The initiative will employ 60 workers during the construction stage.

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Key Specs

Full Name
SS-Xavier 1
Project Type
Iron ore, Open pit mining
Development Phase
Environmental & Social evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
17,000  t/y (tons per year)  Iron ore
 Open pit mining
US$ 19mn

The SS-Xavier 1 iron ore project is located in Chile's Chañaral province, 45km northeast of Chañaral port and 25km northwest of the locality of El Salado.

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