A study of development options underway at Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto’s La Granja copper project in Peru is likely to take another 12-24 months to complete, according to Andrew Harding, Rio Tinto’s chief executive, copper. The study aims to consider different project scales and potential roads to development. “We’ve got a number of degrees of freedom in what we could do and we want to make sure we take the best option,” Harding told BNamericas on the sidelines of the 9th World Copper Conference organized by CRU in Santiago, Chile. “The steps that we’re taking to consider the best option for development allow us more time to work with the community,” he added.
See http://www.bnamericas.com/news/mining/Rio_Tinto*s_La_Granja_study_to_take_1-2_years/182118803.