Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 is a copper project located in northern Chile.
Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 is a development project that aims to develop the hypogene resource at Quebrada Blanca, to substantially increase annual copper production and extend the mine’s production life by more than 25 years.
The project is expected to include the construction of a new concentrating plant, a tailings facility and major infrastructure installations for transporting concentrate and sea water, and facilities to receive, filter and ship concentrate in the North Patache sector south of Iquique. Desalinated sea water – which will be taken from the coast and pumped through a pipeline to the mine – will be the main source of water for the Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 project.
Annual production capacity of Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 is expected to be 300,000 tonnes of copper equivalent per year for the first five years of mine life.
Quebrada Blanca Phase 2 received approval of the project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on August 8, 2018.