escondida chile copper mine strike
Is Copper All About Escondida? Southern Copper
Jun 14, 2018Escondida is the world's largest copper producing property in the copper rich country of Chile. Last year, workers at Escondida which is operated by one of the world's leading copper producing companies, BHP, went on strike for a total of 44 days removing 156,000 metric tons
Escondida Copper, Gold and Silver Mine, AtacamaESCONDIDA COPPER, GOLD AND SILVER PRODUCTIONESCONDIDA GEOLOGY AND ORE RESERVESPRODUCTION AND EXPANSIONSESCONDIDA OPEN PIT MININGORE PROCESSINGCONCENTRATE TRANSPORT AND HANDLINGProduction at the mine was cut back during the period 2003 on account of the weak world market conditions for copper. The partners in the project decided to mine lower grade ores while maintaining the concentrator throughput, thus reducing the impact on per ton treated costs. Output was subsequently ramped up again, and during 2004 the mine handled 377Mt of ore and waste, and processed 82.4Mt of sulphide ore grading 1.51% copper (up from 70.3Mt at 1.43% copper in 2003).During the year ending
Trade union at Escondida copper mine in Chile seeks to
Aug 15, 2018Trade union at Escondida copper mine in Chile seeks to shut down 18 month struggle. However, even if compelled to call a strike in the coming hours or days, as last year, the trade union will again drive the struggle into a dead end by isolating the 2,500 company workers from the 7,000 contract workers at the mine,
Chiles Escondida Copper Mine Experiences a 63% Drop in
Jun 30, 2017To really gauge just how much the strike has impacted the Escondida mine this quarter, prior to strike the mine was projected to produce about 1.1 million tonnes of copper this year. This accounts for about 5% of the global copper production.
Chilean copper miners strike for bonus pay at
2019 6 3 The Escondida miners may have been influenced by an organized strike at Codelco, Chile's state owned mining company, which took place days before and overlapped with the Escondida strike. (1) This strike in turn influenced a similar campaign in Chile's Collahuasi mine, in which union workers organized a 24 hour strike to fulfill similar demands.
Escondida copper workers set to strike unless BHP improves
The world's largest copper mine by production, Escondida produced 630,000 mt of copper in cathode and concentrate during the first six months of 2018. New labor laws banning the use of replacement labor would mean that a strike would probably halt production at the open pit operation for its duration.
UPDATE 4 Workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine to
(Adds BHP Billiton's comments) By Fabian Cambero. ANTOFAGASTA, Chile, Feb 7 (Reuters) Workers are set to strike on Thursday at BHP Billiton Plc's Escondida copper mine after contract talks mediated by the Chilean government failed to reach a deal, the main union at the world's largest copper mine
Strike At Chile Escondida Copper Mine Rolls Into Fifth Day
Jul 26, 2011Escondida, the world's largest copper mine, stands to lose some 3,000 tons of copper output for every day workers are on strike. Members of 2,350 strong Escondida Mine Workers Union No. 1 downed their tools Thursday evening over contract demands they say have gone unmet, including an increase of their year end bonuses.
No end in sight for strike at BHP Billiton copper mine in
Mar 15, 2017No end in sight for strike at BHP Billiton copper mine in Chile. Workers at the Escondida mine in Chile downed tools at the start of February in a row over the terms of a new three year contract. The mine, majority owned and operated by FTSE 100 giant BHP Billiton, turned out more than one million tonnes of the red metal last year, and its stoppage has boosted global copper prices.
Chilean copper miners on indefinite strike against BHP
Mar 04, 2017About 2500 workers have been on strike since February 9 at the Escondida mine in Chiles north. Owned by two Anglo Australian mining giants, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto, Escondida is the largest producer of red gold in the world. The mine extracts about 900,000 tonnes a year.
2019 6 6 Escondida is a copper mine in the Atacama Desert in Antofagasta Region, Chile.The Escondida deposit is one of a cluster of porphyry coppers in an elongated area about 18 km north south and 3 km east west and is associated with the 600 km long West Fissure (Falla Oeste) system, which is in turn associated with most of the major Chilean porphyry deposits.
2019 5 27 Minera Escondida (which means 'hidden' in Spanish) is a mining company that operates two open pit copper mines in the Atacama Desert, 170 km southeast of Antofagasta in northern Chile.It is currently the highest producing copper mine in the world. Its 2007 production of 1.483 million tons of the metal was worth US$ 10.12 billion, mainly as metal in concentrate, but some as cathode, and was 9.5