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Sierra Gorda Copper Mine

Sierra Gorda Copper Mine

Antofagasta, Chile

Category: Manufacturing


Located in the Atacama Desert in Chile, the Sierra Gorda open-pit mine site produces copper, molybdenum and gold ore and is the world’s seventh largest copper mine. To control dust emissions from the mine (and comply with air quality standards), seawater is transported inland to the mine through a 142km (95-mile) pipeline.

Products Used:

For the pipeline, seawater storage tanks and seawater processing structures, PENETRON ADMIX was added to over 60,000 m3 of concrete and PENETRON was applied to 6,000 m2 of concrete for the pipelines.

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