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Escondida. We operate and own 57.5 per cent of the Escondida mine, which is a leading producer of copper concentrate and cathodes. Escondida, located in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, is a copper porphyry deposit.

Escondida Copper Mine Construction - Atacama Desert in ...

The Escondida copper mine construction was built at 3000 meters above sea level in the Atacama Desert. Learn more about this Bechtel project & the challenges they faced.

La Escondida Mine, Escondida, El Loa Province, Antofagasta ...

La Escondida Mine, Escondida, El Loa Province, Antofagasta, Chile : Recently replaced Chuquicamata as the largest copper mine in the world. 170 km SE of Antofagasta. A 'super giant' copper …

5 Largest Copper Mines in the World | Investing News Network

Once again, Escondida remained by far the world's biggest copper mine last year. Despite a historic 44-day strike, production weighed in at 920,000 tonnes of copper; that represents a 7-percent ...

The Giant Holes: Escondida copper mine, Chile #Vendora ...

Jul 21, 2015· Escondida is a copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Antofagasta Region, Chile. The Escondida deposit is one of a cluster of porphyry coppers in …

Escondida Mine, Chile - ASTER Image Gallery

This ASTER image covers 30 by 37 km in the Atacama Desert, Chile and was acquired on April 23, 2000. The Escondida Cu-Au-Ag open-pit mine is at an elevation of 3050 m, and came on stream in 1990. Current capacity is 127,000 tons/day of ore; in 1999 production totaled 827,000 tons of copper, 150,000 ounces of gold and 3.53 million ounces of silver.

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Collahuasi mine, a copper-molybdenum porphyry deposit, located 370km north of Escondida, is the second largest producer in our list at 470.4 thousand tonnes (kt) fine copper representing 8% of ...

Escondida - Wikipedia

Escondida is a copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Antofagasta Region, Chile.The Escondida deposit is one of a cluster of porphyry coppers in an elongated area about 18 km north-south and 3 km east-west and is associated with the 600 km long West Fissure (Falla Oeste) system, which is in turn associated with most of the major Chilean porphyry deposits.

ESCONDIDA Mining News and Commentary | MINING.com

Workers at BHP Billiton Ltd's Escondida mine in Chile, the world's biggest copper mine, have voted to reject a company wage offer and go on strike. Union official at Chile's Escondida mine ...

Escondida Union to Copper Investors: Bet on Quick Wage ...

Jun 06, 2018· The world's largest copper mine probably will avoid a repeat of last year's prolonged strike as the two sides reign in expectations, according to a union leader. The main union at Escondida …

Great Deposits of the World – La Escondida Porphyry Copper ...

Even in a land known for its giant copper deposits, such as Los Pelambres, Andina, Chuqiucamata Collahausi, the La Escondida mine which consists of a series of adjacent porphyry copper deposits stands out as massive deposit. The Global resources is 21.7 Billion tonnes at 0.54 percent Copper ...

Major Mines & Projects | Escondida Mine

The Escondida porphyry copper deposit, located in northern Chile, was one of the two largest copper producers of the world in the 1990s. The hydrothermal evolution of this deposit is associated with the emplacement of a late Eocene- Oligocene quartz monzonitic to granodioritic intrusive stock complex composed of at least three intrusive phases and hosted by Paleocene andesite.

Copper climbs as BHP Billiton says strike to hit ...

Copper prices climbed over 1 percent on Wednesday morning in Asia after BHP Billiton said it planned to halt production at the Escondida mine due to a workers strike.

Strike Fears Haunt Escondida, Spook Copper Price | INN

Copper has continued its march upwards, reaching US$3.26 per pound on Wednesday and eclipsing last month's high of US$3.14 per pound. Escondida mine. Image courtesy of BHP Billiton. Copper has ...

Escondida Mine, Chile - earthobservatory.nasa.gov

Apr 23, 2000· The Escondida copper, gold, and silver open-pit mine is at an elevation of 3050 m, and began operations in 1990. Current capacity is 127,000 tons/day of ore; in 1999 production totaled 827,000 tons of copper, 150,000 ounces of gold, and 3.53 million ounces of silver.

Union at BHP's Escondida Copper Mine in Chile to End Strike

Workers at BHP Billiton Ltd.'s majority-owned Minera Escondida mine in Chile will end a strike at the world's biggest copper operation this weekend, a union leader said Thursday.

Escondida Copper Mine, Atacama Desert, Chile

Dec 09, 2009· The Escondida copper-gold-silver mine produces more copper than any other mine in the world (1.483 million tons in 2007), amounting to 9.5% of world output and making it a major part of the Chilean economy.

Copper rises above $7,000 a tonne on Escondida strike ...

Jun 05, 2018· The price of copper rose above $7,000 a tonne on Tuesday on fears the giant Escondida mine in Chile could be hit by further industrial unrest. The main union at the BHP-operated mine fired the ...

Workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine to strike ...

Feb 07, 2017· The main union at BHP Billiton's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, told Reuters on Tuesday that negotiations mediated by the Chilean government with …

Minera Escondida - Wikipedia

Minera Escondida (which means 'hidden' in Spanish) is a mining company that operates two open pit copper mines in the Atacama Desert, 170 km southeast of Antofagasta in northern Chile. It is currently the highest producing copper mine in the world.

Escondida copper mine in Chile says to restart operations ...

The Escondida copper mine in Chile plans to restart operations after striking workers again rejected an invitation by controlling owner BHP Billiton to return to negotiations, an executive told ...

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Jun 03, 2016· The top portion of the image shows BHP's Escondida copper mine in Chile, one of the largest such mines in the world: Rio Tinto has a 30% interest in Chile's Escondida, the world's largest ...

Escondida copper mine workers union call for strike in ...

Dec 24, 2014· The Escondida mine, which is claimed to be world's most productive copper mine, is 57.5%-owned by BHP Billiton, 30% by Rio Tinto and 10% by Jeco. In 2013, it produced 1.19 million tonnes of copper, which represented 20% of the total copper production in Chile.

Escondida, Porphyry copper deposit - USGS

Alpers, C.N., and Brimhall, G.H., 1989, Paleohydrologic evolution and geochemical dynamics of cumulative supergene metal enrichment at La Escondida, Atacama Desert ...

Escondida - Rio Tinto

The Minera Escondida copper mine in Chile's Atacama Desert is the world's largest copper-producing mine. In 2012 it accounted for five per cent of global copper production and around 15 per cent of Chilean copper production. Escondida produces copper concentrate, through a flotation process of sulphide ore, and copper cathodes, using a ...

Escondida Mine, Chile | Earthshots: Satellite Images of ...

Isolated in Chile's northern Atacama Desert, the open-pit Escondida Mine is the world's largest source of copper. Escondida means "hidden" in Spanish, and hidden it was. The copper ore was buried under hundreds of meters of rock.

UPDATE 1-Escondida copper mine in Chile says to restart ...

The world's largest copper mine will first resume work in two areas of the mine that are unrelated to the current talks, Escondida Mine President Marcelo Castillo said at a news conference in the ...