This exceptional raw material is the perfect complement for a copper production plant that, thanks to its hydrometallurgical technology based on atmospheric leaching, achieves a final product, copper cathode, of the highest possible quality, 99.999% pure. This is essential for earning the esteem of our clients who value a product that gives outstanding performance for the different uses obtained from a second industrial transformation. The design production output of the plant is 72,000 tonnes of cathode per year, meaning around one million tonnes over the estimated mine life.
The production process takes eight days from when the plant receives the mineral until the copper cathode is obtained. The availability of the raw material at less than a kilometre away from the plant means a great competitive advantage for Cobre Las Cruces, as well as a guarantee of the added value our operation offers to the vicinity.