Jorge Riquelme Chile

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Going global with Molycop With mines situated all over the world, sometimes in the most far-away places, Molycop employees find themselves in some of the most beautifully remote areas.  For the past 15 years, Jorge has lived in a coastal … Continued

Completion of Acquisition

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MOLYCOP ANNOUNCE THE COMPLETION OF ACQUISITION Molycop is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of SABO, a Spanish based grinding media business. SABO’s operations include two grinding media facilities based in Bilbao and Seville along with 80 employees. … Continued

Safety Award

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Best Communication of a Safety Message Safety is front of mind for everyone at Molycop, and the whole workforce is focused on an approach they call “Goal Zero”. Supported by systems that are rigorous and comprehensive, the safety regime protects … Continued

La Joya Completion

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Molycop constructs a New Facility in Southern Peru? In Spanish, “La Joya” translates to “The Jewel” and Molycop’s latest grinding media facility in La Joya, Peru is certainly the jewel in the crown of Molycop’s international manufacturing facilities since it … Continued

Estimating Ball Consumption

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An improved method for Estimating Grinding Media Consumption Rates In 2007 Benavente established an empirical correlation for estimating grinding media consumption, based on operational parameters as well as Bond’s Abrasion Index.  Benavente’s correlation showed a substantial improvement in comparison with … Continued

New Frontiers

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Can you tell us about your work history and why you were attracted to the mining industry?I grew up in the Far East of Russia which is a major gold mining and fishing region, which essentially sealed my fate as … Continued

Molycop Milling Seminar

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On August 23 in the seaside city of Antofagasta, Chile, Molycop held the “Molycop Milling Optimisation Seminar”. The seminar attracted more than 60 mining engineers from the major mining companies in the northern region of Chile. According to Marcelo Lorca, … Continued

The Mejillones Community – Chile

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In 2004, Molycop commissioned a new manufacturing plant in Mejillones, in Northern Chile.  Mejillones was once a small fishing town, but given its location in the middle of what is today the world’s largest copper mining regions, it has rapidly … Continued

Going places with Molycop

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Since graduating from the University of NSW (UNSW) in Australia, Tom Sinclair was offered a graduate trainee position within Molycop. Tom is now employed with Molycop as a grinding media product metallurgist. In mid 2014, Tom was given the opportunity … Continued