Chile´s Collahuasi copper mine expects to match 2018 record output this year – CEO

Collahuasi mine. Image courtesy of Collahuasi

Chilean miner Collahuasi this year expects to match its 2018 production of copper, an all-time high for the company, its top executive said on Tuesday.

Collahuasi, majority owned by Anglo American and Glencore, is a copper mine located in northern Chile and among the world´s largest. Last year the mine produced 560,000 tonnes of copper, placing it among Chile´s top three producing mines.

“This year’s should be similar to that of last year, which was a 20-year record for the company,” said Collahuasi Chief Executive Officer Jorge Gomez during a talk at the CRU/CESCO World Copper Conference in Santiago.

The Collahuasi mine opened about 20 years ago.

(By Fabian Cambero and Dave Sherwood; Editing by Tom Brown)

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