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Chuquicamata copper minesite

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After 100 years of continued operation, the key issue facing the Chuquicamata Division is that of replacing depleting open pit reserves. To replace these pit reserves, the Division has developed a 140 kt/d ore underground operation below the current pit. The ramp up of the underground project commenced in April 30th, 2019 (caving by 2020) and expected to reach full capacity by the end 2024. The accompanying analysis considers production of copper in concentrate at the nominal 175kt/d Chuquicamata mill (MINCO) and production from the oxide line.

Table of contents

  • Summary
  • Emissions
  • Power
  • Water
  • Ventilation
  • Port
  • Summary
  • Mill Ore
  • Leach Ore
  • Capex
  • Operating costs
  • Summary
  • Chuquicamata Mill Production
  • Radomiro Tomic Mill Production
    • Hidro Sur
    • Low Grade Sulphides (SBL)
  • Completed Projects
    • Chuquicamata Underground Development
    • Quetena Mine Project (Leach)
    • Chuquicamata Open Pit (Mill Feed)
    • Hidro Sur (Oxide Feed)
    • Chuquicamata 177-180kt/d Mill (nominal capacity)
    • Hidro Sur Leach
    • Sulfuro de Baja Ley (SBL) circuit
    • VAT Leach - discontinued
    • Ripio Mina Sure Aglomerados (RMSA) - discontinued
    • SxEw
    • Slag Treatment
  • Royalties and taxes
  • Community relations
  • Environmental reclamation

Tables and charts

This report includes 2 images and tables including:

  • Chuquicamata Emission Intensity Quartile Ranking - total global production - tonnes Cu equivalent
  • Detailed map

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