Gibraltar mine construction underway

Gibraltar mine construction underway

Gibraltar Development Plan 3 (GDP3) construction continues at Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine.

Gibraltar Development Plan 3 (GDP3) construction continues at Taseko’s Gibraltar Mine, with the arrival of the shells for the new Semi-Autogenous Grinding (SAG) mill (pictured) arriving at the mine site last week. Built in Porrino, Spain, each shell piece weighs roughly 50 tons. The three pieces were shipped through the port of Vigo in Spain to Houston, Texas, and then transported via trucks across the continent to Gibraltar.  When assembled, the SAG mill will be 34 feet in diameter. GDP3 will double Gibraltar’s annual copper production capacity to 180 million pounds when completed in early 2013.

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