Xstrata begins study of Altonorte moly expansion project

Nov 26, 2007 | 06:20 AM | Meghann McDonell

Xstrata Plc's North Chile division has launched a feasibility study into doubling molybdenum production at its Altonorte metallurgical facility in La Negra, Chile, the company said Monday.

The $40-million expansion, first disclosed this summer (AMM, Aug. 22), would involve the refurbishment of a second molybdenum roaster at Altonorte and the construction of a Brenda molybdenum leaching plant. It would increase the facility's molybdenum processing capacity to 28,000 tonnes a year from....

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