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Las Bambas copper mine’s production falls by 70% due to lockdown in nearby communities

21 Nov 2022 13:52 reported by Joy Liu

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Australia-based mining and metals company MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine in Peru is now operating at only 30% of capacity as a result of a lack of supply and a slow decline in mining activities due to a lockdown that began in late October.

The copper mine's production has fallen by 70% because the road blockades prevented the company from getting the inputs it needs for mineral extraction.

Las Bambas is one of the largest copper mines in the world; however, since it opened in 2016, it has been repeatedly disrupted by social conflicts with neighboring indigenous communities.

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