Building a copper giant

FIRST Quantum Minerals’ Cobre Panama is a giant that promises to put Panama on the mining map as it churns out around 300,000 tonnes per annum of copper over a 40-year mine life and helps meet the expected demand increase for the red metal. By Paul Harris in Panama

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Aspects of the project even dwarf the recently completed Panama Canal expansion.

At a US$5.5 billion development cost, it is by far the largest private development ever seen in the country.