Deerni Copper Mine
Mine Type: Open Pit
Qinghai West Copper Co., Ltd., established in 2003, is located in Dawu town, Maqin County of Guoluo Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai Province, which is in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, 21 km away from the state government Dawu town and 468 km away from Xining City. The core asset is Deerni copper mine.
Deerni copper deposit was discovered in 1960s and is a large-scale polymetallic complex sulphide ores with copper, cobalt, zinc, iron, sulfur, gold, silver and other metals. Its design ore processing capacity is 8,000 tonnes per day.
Deerni produced 14,900 tonnes of copper in 2016. As of June, 2016, the ore reserves of Deerni was 7.08 million tonnes, the copper reserves was 70,000 tonnes.