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Buenavista del Cobre (Cananea) copper minesite

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18 September 2019

Buenavista del Cobre (Cananea) copper minesite

Report summary

This is a conventional open pit mine that treats its sulphide ore in a conventional 182kt/d ore concentrator and its leachable ore in an 175.5kt/a cathode SxEw circuit. However, since 2017 the mill was expected to operate above its nominal capacity. Buenavista also operates two moly plants with a capacity to produce 4.6kt Mo. According to the 2018 mining long term plan, Buenavista was planning to stop the old concentrator (82kt/d) by the end of 2035 and operating only the new 100-110kt/d concentrator. This will impact significantly on the copper production.

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  • Summary
  • Key issues
  • Operating
  • Mining
  • Processing
  • Mill
  • Leach (General)
  • Crushing
  • Dump Leach
  • In Situ Leach
  • Quebralix
  • SxEw

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