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Pascua-Lama – mining and glaciers on the Argentina-Chile border


The Pascua-Lama project is located between 4,200 and 5,200 metres (13,779 and 17,060 ft) above sea level, on the border of Chile and Argentina. It is situated in the area of Huasco province in the Atacama Region of Chile, and in the San Juan province in Argentina, where other large multinational companies already have running mining projects. These two provinces also have an extensive agricultural and wine production.

The open pit gold mining extraction project has generated conflicts on both sides of the border, involving concerns related to how glaciers will be impacted.

Click here for the factsheet (3 pages): FS_016_Pascua Lama


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