Codelco and Rio look for better technologies to mine and refine copper

international-mining-logoRio Tinto and Codelco have entered into the Río de Cobre (River of Copper) technology alliance agreement.  This new alliance allows both companies to jointly pursue next generation copper mining and processing technology development.  The aim is to deliver safer, more energy efficient and lower cost of production from both current and next generation open-pit and deep underground mines whilst operating with a lower a overall environmental impact. (more…)

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