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...

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