Volume 63 Issue 10
Better fragmentation through teamwork at the Dos Pobres Mine in Safford, AZ
, 2011, Vol. 63, No. 10, pp. 30-30
Brandt, D.; Martinez, I.; French, T.; Slattery, L.; Baker, G.
The Dos Pobres Mine is a copper oxide heap-leach operation located near Safford, AZ.
Mine production is 163 kt/d (180,000 stpd) with a stripping ratio of 2:1. During the startup phase of the mine, the required fragmentation size was easy to achieve as the ore was highly weathered and fractured near the surface.
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