Fire at Codelco's Chuquicamata copper mine controlled; will not hit output

A fire at Codelco's Chuquicamata copper mine has been controlled and will not affect its output, the copper producer said on Tuesday August 18.

The fire started in an underground tunnel (K1) on the afternoon of Monday August 17, and affected two conveyor belts used to transport material from Chuquicamata’s crushing line, the company said. Both conveyors were not operating and were...

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Danielle Assalve

August 18, 2015

18:24 GMT

São Paulo