Escondida 2012 Copper Output Jumps 31.6 Percent

Reuters reported that output from the world’s largest copper mine, Escondida, jumped up by 31.6 percent in 2012.

As quoted in the market report:

Two “high return” projects intended to improve ore grades and increase capacity were completed last year, according to a BHP presentation on its website. The Escondida Ore Access program was completed in the June 2012 quarter and the Laguna Seca debottlenecking project ended in September.

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