May 22, 2018

History

Cerro Lindo is a polymetallic (zinc, copper, lead, silver) mine originally owned by Milpo, then was purchased by Votoratim, and is currently owned by the Brazilian company Nexa Resources. In 2007, the mine’s daily production rate was 5,000 tonnes which has since...

May 22, 2018

The Sacred Valley - May 5th

The day after taking our flight from Lima to Cusco, we went on a tour to four tourist attractions close to Cusco in an area known as the Scared Valley. The Sacred Valley is a region in Peru’s Andean highlands and forms the heart of the Inca E...

May 22, 2018

After the Cerro Verde tour, the UBC mining group headed to Moly-Cop’s smelter in La Joya. Moly-Cop is a leading producer of grinding media in the world. Upon arrival, the group was first provided a safety presentation with the plant map, PPE requirement, risk map, plan...

May 22, 2018

In the morning, the UBC mining group got on a short bus ride from Arequipa and arrived at the copper-molybdenum Cerro Verde Mine primarily owned by Freeport McMoran. At the mine site, the group stopped at various locations and was given an explanation on the different...

May 5, 2018

We had the pleasure of being invited to the department of mining engineering at Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru in Lima.  We received presentations from Dr.Maribel Guzman about the overall layout and curriculum of the school and the engineering department, Ang...

Today, the UBC Mining Grad Research trip toured the Morococha mine, owned by Pan American Silver. The group woke up bright and early, headed off at 6:00 am, made it to the mine by 8:00 am, missed the turnoff, and ended up at the Toromocho mine. The bus promptly turned...

It’s May 2, 2018 and the graduating mining engineering class from UBC was up bright and early to make it to their first mine tour. After a quick coffee in the lobby of Los Portales Hotel in Tarma, the group boarded the bus at 05:30 to leave Tarma and by 08:30 had arriv...

July 4, 2017

It is now early July, and Taylor and I are starting to work on sponsorship. This research trip would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors, so their help means a lot to us. Because we want to have as much time to plan the trip and find sponsors,...

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Where Are We Now?

The UBC Mining Grad Research Trip is currently in Cusco! So far, we've been to Lima and Tarma. 

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