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Overlooking the pit at Antamina

With Minera Antamina staff in the Antamina core shed   -   After a barbeque with all of the geology staff at the core shed, the group studied an extensive core display.

Standing - From left: Craig Parry (Rio Tinto Mining & Exploration, Chile), Adam Burley (Rio Tinto Mining & Exploration, West Africa), Riaan Esterhuizen (Rio Tinto Mining & Exploration, West Africa), Gerson Oliveira (CVRD, Brazil), Camilo Raggo (Rio Tinto Mining & Exploration, Chile), Ricardo Presnell (Kennecott Exploration, USA), Valério Jardim Oliveira (CVRD, Brazil), Fernando Matos (CVRD, Chile), Manuel Pacheco (Minera Antamina, Peru).
Kneeling - From left: Eric Lipten (Chief Geologist, Minera Antamina, Peru), Marlene Vara (Minera Antamina, Peru), Jun Rovillos (Ivanhoe Mines, Philippines).

The visit had ended by 2:40 pm, and the group boarded the three tour vehicles and passed through the mine gate by 2:45 pm to retrace their steps back to Huaraz, arriving at their hotel at 5:55 pm, followed by a final dinner later in the evening.

Photograph by Mike Porter

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