Latest Escondida Stories

2014-05-13 12:23:42

SALT LAKE CITY, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world's leading integrated exploration drilling services, equipment and performance tooling provider, has been awarded a contract for the exploration drilling services at Escondida copper mine in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. Minera Escondida is a mine site located 170 km southeast of Antofagasta, at an altitude of 3,100 m. It is owned by BHP Billiton (57.5%), Rio Tinto (30%), JECO...

2014-01-09 08:22:30

VANCOUVER, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - 2013 HIGHLIGHTS -- Exceeded 15 million hours without a lost time injury -- Completed the copper expansion project on-time and under budget -- Achieved commercial production of copper plant on schedule -- Produced 48 million pounds of copper in concentrate against guidance of 30 to 50 million pounds -- Produced 92,000 ounces of gold in dore plus 20,000 equivalent ounces in...

Word of the Day
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.