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CRU's World Copper Conference includes the following 2 site visits:

Site Visit to Centinela

Thursday 26th March

Delegates will be responsible for making their own travel and accommodation requirements to and from site visit. 

The closest airport is:
Calama Airport- 1 hour travel to the mine

Centinela was formed in 2014 from the merger of the Esperanza and El Tesoro mining companies. Centinela mines sulphide and oxide deposits 1,350 km north of Santiago in the Antofagasta Region, one of Chile’s most important mining areas.

Centinela produces copper concentrate (containing gold and silver) through a milling and flotation process, and molybdenum concentrate. It also produces copper in cathodes, using the solvent extraction and electrowinning (SX-EW) process.


Airlines serving the airport include LATAM Chile Sky Airline and JETSMART.

To register your interest for the site visit, please tick the box and give us your email address here.
Please note places are limited and registration will be done on a first come first served basis.

Site Visit to Sierra Gorda SCM

Thursday 26th March

Delegates will be responsible for making their own travel and accommodation requirements to and from site visit. 

The closest airport is:
Calama Airport- 1 hour travel to the mine  

The Sierra Gorda mine operates on copper-molybdenum deposits, comprising both sulphide copper ore as well as oxide copper ore.

The mineralisation of Sierra Gorda was discovered in 2006, and since September 2011, the project has been a joint venture currently controlled by KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. (55%), Sumitomo Metal Mining (31.5%) and Sumitomo Corporation (13.5%).

Successive removal of the overburden in order to access the deposit began in 2012 and lasted for two years. The commissioning of the processing plant took place in 2014 and commercial production started on 1 July 2015.

Airlines serving the airport include LATAM Chile Sky Airline and JETSMART.

To register your interest for the site visit, please tick the box and give us your email address here.
Please note places are limited and registration will be done on a first come first served basis