Cerro Verde is an open-pit copper and molybdenum mining complex located Approximately 20 miles southwest of Arequipa, Peru.
The Cerro Verde mine is a porphyry copper deposit that has oxide and secondary sulfide mineralization, and primary sulfide mineralization. The Cerro Verde operation includes a 120,000 mtd concentrator and solution extraction/electrowinning leaching facilities. Leach copper production is derived from a 39,000 mtd crushed leach facility and a run-of-mine leach system.
Cerro Verde is engaged in a large-scale expansion which is expected to expand the concentrator facilities to 360,000 metric tons-per-day (mtd) and provide incremental annual production of approximately 600 million pounds of copper and 15 million pounds of molybdenum beginning in 2016.
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