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Radomiro Tomic Copper Mine

Producer of Copper

Copper

Location

Near Calama, northern Chile

Ownership

Codelco-Chile (100%)

Geology

Oxide copper porphyry

Mineral types

Atacamite, copper clays

Reserves

800Mt at 0.59% Cu

Production

Around 300,000t/y cathode copper

Mining

Conventional open pit

Processing

Three-stage crushing, primary ore and secondary waste leaching, solvent-extraction/electrowinning (SX-EW)

Employment

600 (2005)

Mining

P&H mining shovels, LeTourneau wheel loaders, Caterpillar and Komatsu haul trucks

Copper recovery

Krupp Fordertechnik conveying systems, Rahco and MAN-Takraf stacking and reclaiming systems, FFE Minerals crushers, Outokumpu Engineering solution-treatment system

Construction

Bechtel, Kvaerner Metals
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