The business activity of the KGHM INTERNATIONAL LTD. Group is the mining production of metals, including copper, nickel, gold, platinum, palladium, molybdenum, conducted both in open-pit and underground mines.
Open-pit mines – Carlota in the US and Franke in Chile – reprocess mined ore using SX/EW technology (heap leaching, extraction of the resulting solution, and electrolysis of copper metal from the concentrated solution). The main product is electrolytic copper in the form of cathodes.
The Robinson open-pit mine in the US enriches the mined ore and sells the final product in the form of a copper concentrate that has a purity of over 20 per cent. The mine also produces small quantities of molybdenum concentrate. McCreedy West and Morrison are underground mines in Canada, selling ore rich in copper and nickel as well as gold, palladium and platinum.
Sierra Gorda – an open-pit mine in Chile – enriches the mined ore and sells the final product as an approx. 30 per cent pure copper concentrate together with molybdenum concentrate.
Core business diagram for the KGHM INTERNATIONAL LTD. Group