The La Granja copper project is located in Peru, in the district of Querocoto, province of Chota, region of Cajamarca. The project was named after the community closest to the exploration camp, La Granja, which is 25 km from the city of Querocoto. The camp is situated at 2,000 meters above sea level.
It has an estimated target mineralization of about 3,500 Mt at an average copper grade of 0.55%.
The project is currently undergoing a US$95 million prefeasibility study. Instead of looking at La Granja as a conventional milling operation producing concentrates for export, the prefeasibility study is seeking to demonstrate recovery of copper metal using sulphide bioleaching with the aid of bacteria, followed by electrowinning.
The nearest ports are Salaverry and Paita, located 440 and 541 Km from the project, with facilities to receive ships with a capacity of up to 30,000 tons. The mine site is located 40 Km from the Carhuaquero Hydroelectric Plant, with access to the National Power Grid.
- Nearest Landmark: Cutervo
- Distance from Landmark: 34Km
- Direction from Landmark: WEST
- Latitude: 6deg 21Min S
- Longitude: 79deg 7Min W
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- Name: Rio Tinto
- Interest: 100%
- Note: Public
Reference:11 June 07