El Abra
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Ag
18.68
USD/oz
0.00
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Data as of Sep 15, 2014 04:20AM UTC
Au
1,234.03
USD/oz
-0.01
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Data as of Sep 15, 2014 04:20AM UTC
Cu
3.10
USD/lb
-0.99
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Data as of Sep 11, 2014 12:00AM UTC
Mo
12.61
USD/lb
-0.71
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Data as of Sep 11, 2014 12:00AM UTC

Location

Location:Antofagasta, Chile
Nearest Landmark:Calama
Distance:80 Km North of Calama
Latitude:21° 55' (South)
Longitude:68° 50' (West)
Type of Working:Open-Pit
Status:Production

Ownership

Property OwnerTypeClassificationInterestNoteReference Date
CODELCOOtherMonitor 0%Holds 49% interest in SCM El Abra which owns the property. (Dec/09)December 31, 2009
FREEPORT MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INCPublicMonitor 0%Through the acquisition of Phelps Dodge who owned interest in the property through its 51% interest in SCM El Abra. (Oct/08)October 31, 2008
SOCIEDAD CONTRACTUAL MINERA EL ABRAOtherTrack 100%Codelco owns 49% and Freeport -McMoran Copper & Gold Inc ows 51% of the Company. (Dec/09)December 31, 2000

A reported interest of 0% typically implies the existence of an option agreement.

Summary


El Abra holds mining concessions over more than 13,352 ha of land located in the Antofagasta region of Northern Chile, approximately 1,650 km north of Santiago. El Abra controls a total of 44,614 ha of mining claims covering the ore deposit, stockpiles, process plant, and water wellfield and pipeline. In addition, El Abra has acquired surface rights for the plant-mine access road, the wellfield, power transmission line, and for the water pipeline from the Salar de Ascotán. Acquisition of all additional surface area required for the future development of the sulfide project is in process.

A large COPPER porphyry deposit.

* FORM 10-Q - QUARTERLY REPORT (Mar/07) on document Pa494151.PDF, pp275

Geology

The porphyry copper deposit that has leachable oxide and secondary sulfide mineralization, and millable primary sulfide mineralization. The predominant oxide copper minerals are chrysocolla, pseudomalachite, copper-bearing clays and tenorite; chalcocite is the most important secondary copper sulfide mineral, bornite and chalcopyrite the dominant primary copper sulfide.

Operations

El Abra is an open-pit copper mining complex that has been in operation since 1996 and is located 47 miles north of
Calama in Chile’s El Loa province, Region II. The site is accessible by paved highway and by rail.
The El Abra mine is a porphyry copper deposit that has sulfide and oxide mineralization. The predominant primary
sulfide copper minerals are bornite and chalcopyrite. There is a minor amount of secondary sulfide mineralization
as chalcocite. The oxide copper minerals are chrysocolla and pseudomalachite. There are lesser amounts of
copper-bearing clays and tenorite.
The El Abra operation consists of an open-pit copper mine and a SX/EW facility with a capacity of 500 million
pounds of copper cathode per year from a 125,000 metric ton-per-day crushed leach circuit and a similar-sized
ROM leaching operation. The available fleet consists of forty 220-metric ton haul trucks loaded by four shovels with
buckets ranging in size from 26 to 41 cubic meters, which are capable of moving an average of 223,000 metric tons
of material per day.



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Reserves & Resources

Report
Dec 31, 2013
pdf
Category Tonnage Grades
Cu Au Mo Ag
Mt % g/t % g/t
Total Reserves & Resources 3,139.00 0.434 0.012 0.006 0.822
Crushed leach 648.00 0.431------
Reserves - Prov & Prob 456.00 0.494------
Proven 365.00 0.500------
Probable 91.00 0.470------
Resources - Meas, Ind & Inf 192.00 0.280------
Mineralized Material 192.00 0.280------
Milling Material 1,842.00 0.4500.0200.0101.400
Resources - Meas, Ind & Inf 1,842.00 0.4500.0200.0101.400
Mineralized Material 1,842.00 0.4500.0200.0101.400
ROM 120.00 0.280------
Reserves - Prov & Prob 120.00 0.280------
Proven 91.00 0.290------
Probable 29.00 0.250------
Stockpiles 529.00 0.420------
Reserves - Prov 529.00 0.420------
Proven 529.00 0.420------
Report
Dec 31, 2013
pdf
Category Tonnage Grades
Cu Au Mo Ag
Mt % g/t % g/t
Total Reserves & Resources 3,139.00 0.434 0.012 0.006 0.822
Reserves - Prov & Prob 1,105.00 0.435------
Total - Proven 985.00 0.438------
Crushed leach 365.00 0.500------
ROM 91.00 0.290------
Stockpiles 529.00 0.420------
Total - Probable 120.00 0.417------
Crushed leach 91.00 0.470------
ROM 29.00 0.250------
Resources - Meas, Ind & Inf 2,034.00 0.4340.0180.0091.268
Total - Mineralized Material 2,034.00 0.4340.0180.0091.268
Crushed leach 192.00 0.280------
Milling Material 1,842.00 0.4500.0200.0101.400

Production

DateProductionSales
Cu
kt
Recoverable/Payable In ConcentratesMetal In Concentrates & SX-EW
pdf2013155.582155.600
pdf2012153.314153.700
pdf2011124.284123.400
pdf2010145.150145.200

Mine Office

Camino a Conchi Viejo, 75km
Calama, Antofagasta
Chile
Phone:56 55 818300
Fax:56 55 818753
Last Updated: January 27, 2014

Mine Personnel

Personnel TitleReference Date
Funes, RubénOperations General ManagerDecember 31, 2008
Travis, David BH.General ManagerMay 07, 2008

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