The Relincho project is located in central Chile, approximately 110 kilometres east of the port city of Huasco at an altitude of 2,200 metres. It is close to coastal infrastructure and a local workforce.
In 2008, Teck acquired full ownership of the project, which consists of 3.2 million tonnes of contained copper in indicated resource.
The feasibility study for Relincho is progressing and expected to be complete at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013. We are conducting baseline activities for the project that will form part of the Social and Environmental Impact Assessment (SEIA) for the project that Teck will present to the Chilean Environmental Evaluation Service.
Based on the prefeasibility design, production at Relincho would average 180,000 tonnes per year of copper and 6,000 tonnes per year of molybdenum over a 22 year mine life, with higher production in the first five years.
Last updated: February 7, 2013