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Conchitina

History of Conchitina

The original mining concession Conchitina has been granted in 1971. FerroAtl√°ntica Group acquired in 1996 Cuarzos Industriales S.A., which is the owner of the properties in Conchitina.

Description of the mining operation

  • The operating method used in mine consists in clearing coating materials from the roof of the vein located, to allow access to quartz. The quartz mineral extraction is done by drilling and blasting and then loading the material flown with backhoe. Finally it is transported by truck to the treatment plant Mina Sonia.

Location

Mina Conchitina is located in the area of San Miguel de Negradas, in the Municipality of O Vicedo. It is located about 10 km from Mina Sonia. 

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