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Chinchillas Project

Chinchillas Project

Client
SSR Mining Inc.

Location
Jujuy, Argentina

Highlights
  • Conceptual closure plan
  • Cost estimation
Project Overview

The Chinchillas Mine is silver-lead-zinc deposit located in the province of Jujuy, Argentina. The topography of the mining zone is composed of large rounded hills that surround an elliptical depression, with an altitude that varies between 4,000 and 4,500 meters above sea level.

Project Role

Knight Piésold updated the project’s Conceptual Closure Plan that considered commitments included in the Environmental Impact Study and requirements of the Authority included in the Environmental Impact Statement.

Knight Piésold completed the following to meet the client’s specific requirements:

  • Preparation of necessary conceptual engineering plans, according to the proposed closure works
  • Recommendation of the necessary studies to update the closure plan in the following years of operation, until reaching the Detailed Closure Plan
  • Development of the closure schedule

The objectives of the closure plan have been established to safeguard:

  • Public health and safety
  • Environmental protection
  • Compliance with applicable law
  • Minimum care and maintenance requirements