Report summaryYauricocha mine is located in the Alis district, Yauyos province, department of Lima. It is an underground polymetallic mine that utilises sublevel block caving and cut-and-fill mining methods, which has been in continuous commercial production since 1948.
Ore is processed by conventional crushing-grinding-flotation, the Chumpe processing plant has a daily capacity of 2,500 t/d. During 2015, the company received confirmation from the Peruvian government allowing the construction of the improvements to the processing plant that will increase the capacity to 3,000t/d. Upon finalising construction the company will be well placed to receive final approvals from the Ministry of Mines.
Pb-Zn ore is the regular feed to the plant. The copper ore is stockpiled and put through the mill in campaigns. Tailings are pumped 3.2km to the Ex-Yauricocha Lake.
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