The Pribbenow mine is located approximately 12 kilometres southeast of the town of La Loma in Colombia's Cesar Department. The mine is operated by Drummond and owned by both Drummond and Itochu. It is the lowest cost mining operation in Colombia. Pribbenow is a surface mine that uses a combination of dragline and truck-and-shovel mining methods working in slightly dipping seams which average 6°meters. The mine operates using a standard benching system. The upper bench is for overburden material, which is mined at a height of about 12 metres.