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Erdenet copper mine

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The copper and molybdenum deposit at Erdenet was initially surveyed by Mongolian and Czechoslovakian geoscientists in the mid 1960`s and subsequently investigated by Soviet and Mongolian geologists. Construction of the mine and its associated infrastructure by a Soviet-Mongolian partnership, including a complete new city, began in 1973, and the concentrator was commissioned in December 1978 at an initial capacity of 4Mt/a. EMC has since increased throughput to 25Mt/a. As at Q2 2012 EMC was...

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  • Key facts
    • Summary
    • The copper and molybdenum deposit at Erdenet was initially surveyed by Mongolian and Czechoslovakian geoscientists in the mid 1960`s and subsequently investigated by Soviet and Mongolian geologists.
    • Construction of the mine and its associated infrastructure by a Soviet-Mongolian partnership, including a complete new city, began in 1973, and the concentrator was commissioned in December 1978 at an initial capacity of 4Mt/a. EMC has since increased throughput to 25Mt/a.
    • Key issues
    • As at Q2 2012 EMC was considering a further expansion to 35Mt/a to compensate for declining head grade at the mine. This is included in the accompanying analysis with first production in 2015, reaching full capacity in 2017.
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    • Mine Reserves
    • Oxide reserves
    • Exploration upside
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  • Production
    • Mining
    • Process
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