Exploring La Granja
La Granja copper project is located in northern Peru, in the district of Querocoto, province of Chota, Cajamarca region. In 2006, Rio Tinto obtained the concession to explore and develop La Granja's copper deposit through a public bidding process. We are conducting exploration activities to determine the location and extent of the mineral deposits in the area, as well as to analyze the viability of operating a mine. Over the next few years, we plan to conduct the pre-feasibility and feasibility studies necessary to make a decision on whether to build and operate a mine at La Granja.
Our other top priority is to work with local communities to build the foundation for sustainable development in the area. Our efforts stress health, education, environment, and capacity building. We believe La Granja has the potential to make an important and lasting impact in Cajamarca and Peru.