Report summaryThe mine started operating in 2015. The initial proposed Boleo project comprised an underground mine, supplemented by production from a series of open pits to feed 3.1Mt/a of ROM ore to a hydro-metallurgical facility designed to produce up to 55kt/a of cathode grade copper, 2.2kt/a of cobalt cathode and 45kt/a of zinc sulphate.
The area of the mine was previously exploited for its copper reserves from 1888 until 1972 with approximately 18Mt of ore treated.
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