The drop was mainly due to reduced shipments from Codelco and Collahuasi, official figures show.
Collahuasi Mining News
The aftershock was the strongest of several that have followed Tuesday's massive 8.2-magnitude. Mining operations remain unaffected.
World prices for copper jumped as the quake in the world's No.1 producer raised supply concerns.
According to a spokesperson for the Chilean copper operation, the mine is working under a contingency plan due to bad weather which has delayed a workers' shift.
Chile's Collahuasi copper mine said on Tuesday repairs to a damaged shiploader at its Patache port would take around three months, as it seeks to normalize deliveries and lift a month-long force majeure. Reuters reports:
Workers and management agreed on Monday to end the 32-day long strike, the longest-ever at a major private mine in Chile. Miners will return to work during Tuesday's first shift. Read more
Bucyrus commissions a 49HR Rotary Blasthole Drill equipped with a 3800 CFM (107 CMM) air compressor at Collahuasi Copper Mine in Chile, South America.
CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. has announced that SONARtrac process monitoring instrumentation has been chosen for flow measurement on critical water lines within the Collahuasi mine in Chile. CiDRA, working with TIAR Ltda. of Chile, has […]