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Encuentro Oxides

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Early Works
Awaiting construction decision
Start: 12/2014
Completion: 12/2015
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 12/2015
Completion: 12/2017
In production
Project Details


The 800ha Encuentro Oxides project is located in the Centinela mining district, home to several mines and projects, such as El Tesoro and Esperanza. The project includes an open-pit mine with ore grading 0.50% copper, as well as crushing and heap leach operations. The highest-grade ore will be transported to the crushing plant and later sent to a dynamic leach pad. The lower-grade oxide ore will be stacked as ROM (run of mine) mineral for subsequent processing. The leachate from both operations will be sent to the El Tesoro mine for final processing.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Encuentro Oxides
Project Type
Copper, Open pit mining
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
94  Mlb/y (Million pounds per year)  Copper
 Open pit mining
US$ 636mn
Completion Date

The project is located 2,300 meters above sea level in the Sierra Gorda community, about 33km east of the namesake town.

* The map coordinates represent the approximate latitude and longitude, and not the exact location of the project.

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Development Manager
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General Manager
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Project Manager at Mining Esperanza
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