Las Bambas is a major copper mine located at more than 4,000 metres above sea level, between Grau and Cotabambas provinces, Apurímac region, Peru. We produce copper concentrate with gold, silver and molybdenum by-products.
In 2016, we commenced commercial production after a decade of exploration, construction and development.
Reaching full production has allowed us to be one of the world’s largest copper mines and has helped Peru become the second largest copper producer globally.
In December 2015, Las Bambas began production of copper concentrate, and the first shipment departed from the Port of Matarani (Arequipa) on 15 January 2016.
We have three main deposits: Ferrobamba, Chalcobamba and Sulfobamba. We are currently mining the Ferrobamba deposit.
We have ore reserves of 7.2 million tonnes of copper and mineral resources of 12.6 million tonnes.
We expect to produce more than 2 million tonnes of copper in concentrate in the first five years of operation.
The expected life of mine is 18 years, with considerable exploration potential. CITIC