(General Information Release June 2002)

Ingenieria de Minerales (IDM) of Antofogasta have almost completed installation of Imhoflot equipment for the CMH iron ore concentrator in Huasco, Chile. The twin stream flotation plant incorporating six IMF 45 cells will treat 600 t/h of magnetic separator concentrates for removal of silicates.

Test work indicated that Imhoflot technology was the most successful option to achieve final SiO2 levels of less than 1,5%.Commissioning is scheduled for July 2002. Compania Minera Huasco (CMH) is a company owned by Compania Minera del Pacifico SA (CMP a 100% subsidiary of CAP SA) and MC Inversiones (a Mitsubishi group subsidiary).

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