Minera Tres Valles is a mining project located near the towns of Salamanca and Illapel that is dedicated to the production of high grade copper cathodes.
Its efforts focus on exploiting its own ore bodies, Papomono (an underground deposit) and Don Gabriel (an open-pit mine), which were re-opened in October 2015.
PAPOMONO & DON GABRIEL
START OF OPERATIONS
ACQUIRED 70% OF THE COMPANY
WHAT WE DO
Minera Tres Valles produces Electrolytic Copper Cathodes (Grade A) of 99.9999% purity through the mining of its own deposits and the purchasing of third party ore.
The small producers of the region form both an important part of our business and also of the communities where we are located.
Our processing plant operates under SX-EW (solvent extraction and electrowinning) technology in order to produce high grade copper cathodes. We are constantly seeking to innovate and optimize our processes in ways like improving the metallurgical rate of recovery, among others.
Minera Tres Valles has the power to purchase ore from third parties at its processing plant located near Salamanca.
This business model is characterized by being transparent and dynamic, seeking to support local miners in the management of their projects.
The Tres Valles Foundation is the institution by which Minera Tres Valles channels its social investment into the territory.
Safety is a fundamental principle of our operation at Minera Tres Valles where we constantly aim to respect the lives of all those who are directly related to the project. We have therefore developed a management system that seeks to incorporate safety concepts in every aspect of the Company.
At Tres Valles, we ensure the active participation of our employees by working alongside the Joint Health and Safety Committee (JHSC) in order to strengthen their knowledge of safety material.
The JHSC at Minera Tres Valles develops preventative measures in the fields of safety management and occupational health. They even hold a gold category certification for their commitment to reinforcing our strong safety culture at the mine.
The top priority at Minera Tres Valles is our people. We set our sights on hiring local workers, especially those coming from the surrounding communities. This is evident as the majority of our workers are from the neighboring territory.
Tres Valles looks to promote employability skills through professional development and long-lasting relationships, which is shown by our very low turnover rate.
We also make sure to acknowledge our employees when their experiences show a strive for excellence at the workplace.