- Project overview
The central area of the deposit was defined by drilling before Rio Tinto obtained the project. The deposit is suited to conventional open pit mining. It is a world class copper deposit, and the largest undeveloped copper project in Latin America, which makes it a great and challenging opportunity. Read about mining potential and processes.
The area has no sewage or sanitation services, and no electricity. Local health facilities are rudimentary and adults tend to have low levels of education. Community engagement is top of our agenda. Read about community relations.
Committed to achieve a net positive impact on biodiversity
Respect for the environment is at the heart of our approach to sustainable development. Rio Tinto is committed to make a net positive impact on biodiversity at our operating sites around the world. At La Granja, our approach includes instituting an environmentally sensitive culture among our workers and promoting environmental consciousness among the local population. Read about biodiversity.
Rio Tinto copper operations and project map
Rio Tinto global copper operations and projects1. Greens Creek
2. Kennecott Utah Copper
5. Eagle - project
6. Resolution - project
7. La Granja - project
10. Oyu Tolgoi - project
11. Grasberg joint venture
12. Bougainville (not operating)