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Chilean regulators charge BHP´s Escondida copper mine with ...

Jul 31, 2020· Article content. SANTIAGO — Chile`s environmental watchdog said on Friday it would charge BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world`s largest, with drawing more water from the parched Chilean desert than its permits allowed for nearly 15 years.

Chilean enviro watchdog announces 'serious' charge against ...

Chile's environmental watchdog on Friday announced a "serious" charge against BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, for water misuse since 2005. The SMA regulator said the mine had caused a sufficiently serious drop in the water table in one sector of the northern Chilean desert where it is situated that it could result in the revocation of its environmental permit, closure or a fine.

Escondida Copper Mine, Atacama Desert, Chile

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 …

BHP's Escondida mine faces environmental charge in Chile ...

Jul 31, 2020· Chile's environmental watchdog says it will charge BHP's (BHP-1.2%) Escondida copper mine with drawing more water from Chile's northern desert …

BHP´s Escondida mine in Chile offers early retirement ...

Jul 08, 2020· Global miner BHP Group Ltd said on Wednesday its Escondida copper mine in Chile, the world's largest, had offered some workers the option for early retirement amid the coronavirus pandemic, a …

Chilean regulators charge BHP´s Escondida copper mine with ...

Chile`s environmental watchdog said on Friday it would charge BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world`s largest, with drawing more water from the parched Chilean desert than its permits allowed for nearly 15 years. The SMA regulator said the mine had caused a sufficiently serious drop in the water table in one area that the violation could result in the revocation of its environmental permit ...

Top Copper Nation Gets Tough on Water With BHP in ...

Jul 31, 2020· At Escondida, the regulator accuses the world's biggest copper mine of a serious decline in the water table, alleging the operation failed to lower extraction at four control points since 2005 ...

Escondida - Wikipedia

Jul 31, 2020· Chile`s environmental watchdog said on Friday it would charge BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world`s largest, with drawing more water from the parched Chilean …

Escondida charged as northern Chile water issues intensify ...

SMA is pressing charges against the BHP-operated Escondida copper mine for a reduction in the water table in the Tilopozo sector in the Antofagasta region by more than the maximum acceptable level ...

Largest copper mines in Chile - May 2020 - Mining News and ...

Escondida copper mine. Source: BHP. Named after the Spanish for 'hidden', Escondida is a copper mine located Atacama Desert in Northern Chile and is the world's largest copper mine by output. Open since 1990, it is one of the deepest open-pit mines in the world.

GPS coordinates of Escondida, Chile. Latitude: -24.2683 ...

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.

BHP to pay $840 million to break from coal in Chile ...

Aug 10, 2020· BHP's (ASX, LON, NYSE: BHP) Escondida and Spence copper mines in northern Chile are poised to pay a total of $840 million for an early end to a 2008 energy contract with a coal-fired ...

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

Oct 17, 2019· The Global resources is 21.7 Billion tonnes at 0.54 percent Copper including Escondida and adjacent deposits, and the mine and ancillary industries contributes 2.5% to Chile's GDP. The mine itself excavates and mills some 370 million tonnes per annum shipping over 1 million tonnes of the red metal every year.

Minera Escondida Copper Mine: Fluor Projects in Chile

Escondida, operated by BHP Billiton, was the birthplace of large-scale mining projects for Fluor in Chile and a major portion of its history in South America. During that period, Fluor provided studies; engineering, procurement, construction management; and technical services to the owners of the world's largest copper producing mine.

Chilean regulators charge BHP´s Escondida copper mine with ...

Chile is the world's top copper producer. SANTIAGO: Chile's environmental watchdog said on Friday it would charge BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, with drawing more water from the ...

Copper Supply from Top Producer At Risk as Chile Protests ...

Oct 21, 2019· BHP's Escondida copper workers to halt mine for 10 hours Umbrella group of unions CTMIN calls for Oct. 23 strike Chile Declares State of Emergency Amid Riots Over Income Inequality

The World's 20 Largest Copper Mines - ThoughtCo

Nov 25, 2019· The Escondida copper mine in Chile's Atacama desert is jointly owned by BHP (57.5%), Rio Tinto Corp. (30%), and Japan Escondida (12.5%). In 2012, the massive Escondida mine accounted for 5% of total global copper mine production.   Gold …

BHP Escondida Copper Mine Charged with Water Misuse

Aug 05, 2020· Chile's environmental watchdog said on Friday it would charge BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, with drawing more water from the parched Chilean …

BHP's Chilean mines to terminate coal PPAs with AES Gener

August 10 (Renewables Now) - Chilean copper mining companies Minera Escondida Limitada and Minera Spence SpA, controlled by multinational BHP Group Plc (LON:BHP), have agreed to pay USD 840.1 million (EUR 714.1m) for the early termination of their tolling power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Angamos coal-fired plant in Chile.

Financialization of Copper Mining in Chile

As per the Chilean Copper Commission, Codelco "saw production rise 2.8% year-on-year in April to 133 300 t and 3.8% in the first four months of 2020, while BHP´s Escondida, the world's largest mine, pumped out 102 600 t, a rise of 11.4% on the same month …

Escondida Copper Mine - Oxide Leach Expansion | Ausenco

The Escondida Mine is the largest copper mine in the world and is located in the Atacama Desert in Chile. Mining operations include both sulfide and oxide ore heap leach operations. Currently, mine operations in focusing on oxide ore operations and the current plant throughput is …

Chilean regulators charge BHP´s Escondida copper mine with ...

Jul 31, 2020· Chile`s environmental watchdog said on Friday it would charge BHP's Escondida copper mine, the world`s largest, with drawing more water from the parched Chilean …

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

Production in the Escondida Mine began in 1990. Total mined copper production through 2014 was 22 million tons, 21% of all copper mined in Chile. It's easy in these images to see the extent to which the open-pit mining operation is expanding. But it's harder to appreciate how deep the pits are. The main pit at Escondida is 645 meters deep.

BHP to break from coal in Chile - Mining Journal

The BHP-operated Escondida and Spence copper mines in northern Chile are set to pay US$840 million to end a 2008 energy contract with a thermal coal …

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.