Xstrata unit begins study of $40M Altonorte moly expansion project

Nov 26, 2007 | 10:24 AM | Meghann McDonell

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

The $40-million expansion, first disclosed this summer, would involve the refurbishment of a second molybdenum roaster at Altonorte and the construction of a molybdenum leaching plant, increasing the facility's molybdenum processing capacity to 28,000 tonnes a year from 12,000 tonnes currently.....

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