El Peñón Mill
EL PEÑÓN, CHILE
Altiplano is constructing a mineral processing plant 15 km from the Farellon mine to recover copper, gold, and iron from the ore. The facility will reduce overall processing costs by 33% and trucking costs by 75% as well as provide additional revenue through the production of an iron concentrate. As part of Altiplano's commitment toward reducing its environmental impact, the El Peñón Mill will produce only dry tailings through a dewatering and recycling process, using 75% less water than a standard, similarly-sized mill. Once operational, the facility will have sufficient capacity to process 5,000 tonnes/month of Farellon ore. The dewatering and iron separation are subject to final permitting.
The 9-hectare land package is ideally located only 3 km from a major road (D-43) with access to nearby power, water, and the necessary infrastructure to support the facility's construction and future expansion opportunities.
Final permitting for construction was received in September 2021 and the company has begun the installation of the Plant.
The above video is a conceptual representation of the mill design. The final facility on completion may vary.