Taking El Teniente to the next level

MM’s Paul Harris looks at the challenges Codelco is facing as it pushes ever deeper at the new mine level project

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An overview of El Teniente

The El Teniente underground copper mine near Rancagua, has been a workhorse for Chile’s state copper company Codelco for more than a century and produced 475,000t of fine copper in 2016.