LOCATION
Located in the district of Tinyahuarco, Province of Cerro de Pasco, Department of Pasco at 289 km from Lima , at an altitude of 4,250 m.a.s.l. .

ACCESSIBLITY
Overland - Carretera Central, 4.5 hours along the Carretera Central Lima- Cerro de Pasco road.

By air – to the town of Vicco, in the District of Tinyahuarco.

MAIN PRODUCTS (in order or importance):

  • ZINC
  • LEAD
  • SILVER

MINES

  • Colquijirca Mine.

EXPLOITATION METHOD
Open pit, 1.2 million MT of ore per year.

TREATMENT METHOD

The 3,500 DST per day Concentration Plant produces 2 types of concentrates: Zn concentrate and Pb-Ag concentrate.

  • Crushing (Primary using jaw crushers, secondary using standard crushers)
  • Two-stage conventional milling (primary and secondary)
  • One stage concentrate re-milling
  • Differential flotation (Ag-Pb and Zn circuits) and
  • Filtering (2 Netzsch filters).

FACILITIES

Sociedad Minera el Brocal has transferred its Educational and Health infrastructure to the Public sector; it continues however, to carry out and finance activities to support them.

ELECTRIC ENERGY: This is supplied by the Jupayragra Hydroelectric Power Plant and the Río Blanco Hydroelectric Power Plant, which in the aggregate have a generation capacity of 1.5MWH, in 50 cycles.

SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES

  • Rural Peasant Community of Santa Rosa de Colquijirca.
  • Rural Peasant Community of Smelter.
  • Rural Peasant Community of Huaraucacca.
  • Rural Peasant Community of Vicco.
  • Rural Peasant Community of Villa de Pasco.

CERTIFICATIONS AND DATES

ENVIRONMENTAL ADJUSTMENT & MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (PROGRAMA DE ADECUACION AL MEDIO AMBIENTE PAMA) - completed in 2001.
ISO 14001 - April, 2004
OSHA 18001- April, 2004.

 

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