Explore the geometry of the Tia Maria Copper Mine Project, Islay, Arequipa, Peru through detailed Google satellite imagery. To Pan: click and drag
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Tia Maria Copper
The Tia Maria
Project is a large copper mine located in the south of Peru in
Islay, Arequipa. Tia Maria is one of the largest copper reserve in Peru and in the world having estimated reserves of 641 million tonnes of ore grading 0.39% copper.
Tia Maria copper mine project received its Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study approval on Aug 1st, 2014. Geoservice Ingenierķa, a top engineering and consulting firm based in Peru, was hired by Southern Copper Corporation
(Grupo Mexico) to do the EIA studies.
Violent protests against a proposed
project at the mine originally began in
2011 and a new round of protests
began in March 2015.
Wikipedia, Tia Maria Mine.