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The Escondida copper mine is the worlds largest copper producing mine and is located in the norther Atacama Desert of Chile at an elevation of 3,050m above sea level.

Operating as a joint venture between several major resource companies, the site was established in the late 1990’s and had an expected mine life of 40 years.

Since 1999 Lorbrand have supplied a multitude of conveyor products to the Escondida operations and remain a key supplier to the site and several other copper mines in the Antofagasta region.

Key Statistics

  • Conveyor Components Supplied – over 80km
  • Capacity: between 8,800 and 18,000 Tph
  • Belt Widths: 1600,1800 & 2100mm
  • Belt Speeds: >6 m/s

Components Supplied

  • Conveyor idlers & pulleys
  • Overland trestles
  • Escondida
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  • Escondida
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  • Escondida

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