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Bozshakol Copper Project, Kazakhstan

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19 May 2016 – Almaty, Kazakhstan – A new resource has been added to the PM World Library related to major programmes & projects. The new resource is titled “Bozshakol Copper Project, Kazakhstan”.

Bozshakol copper mine, which is being developed by Kazakhmys, is the largest single copper mine development in Kazakhstan in terms of volume and value, and is one of the largest undeveloped copper deposits in the world.

160519 - Bozshakol IMAGE1Bozshakol, located in northern Kazakhstan, is a green-field development project, close to existing power, transportation and other infrastructure. The open pit mine comprises of two pits; the main Central pit and East pit. Central pit developed first is estimated to have a mine life of 33 years, while East pit is expected to operate for approximately 20 years.

Approval for the project was granted in August 2011 and main construction activities began in 2012. The project was scheduled for commissioning in late 2015. Bozshakol project is expected to produce 75,000t of copper concentrate a year over its 40-year production life; its development created 1,500 construction jobs and more than 1,500 operational jobs.  China Development Bank and Samruk-Kazyna financed the $1.8bn project.

To access this new resource, go to the Major Projects section of the PMWL at, click on “Mining - Natural resources”, and scroll down to find this resource. Must be logged in professional member to access