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Moroccan Office Cherifién des Phosphates phosphate rock mine

Producer of

Phosphate

Location

70km north of Marakesh, 170km east of Safi, Morocco

Ownership

Groupe Office Chérifien des Phosphates (100%)

Geology type

Upper Cretaceous-eocene marine sedimentary phosphorite deposits

Mineral type

Carbonate-fluorapatite pellets

Reserve base

More than 300Mt

Annual production

3.1Mt/y wet phosphate rock (2006)

Mining method

Opencast mining using draglines and mining shovels

Processing method

Crushing and screening only on site

Employment

775

Key equipment

Open pit

Marion 7500 walking draglines

P&H 2355 crawler draglines

Bucyrus-Erie 200B draglines

Bucyrus-Erie 155 electric shovels

Caterpillar 992C wheel loaders

Caterpillar and Komatsu dozers

Komatsu 136t haul trucks

Concentrator

Krupp primary jaw crusher

Koch screening plant
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