United States
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Quellaveco mine

Peru - Moquegua – Quellaveco, Peru
Anglo American Quellaveco – Technical Services Area / geotechnics
Desnivel Peru S.A.C.
Protected object
Mine / Quarry
Other installed applications
Rockfall Protection
Initial situation

Quellaveco is an area with high rainfall during the rainy season (from December to March). Detachments of blocks or mass landslides due to weather events occur regularly. Blocks from 1 to 1.5 meters in diameter affected the protection of the Overland Belt and consequently stopped the transport and crushing process.


A drape system with Minax 80/4 mesh was installed in the endangered area.

The solution is based on the data provided by the client about the blocks with high landslide potential in the upper slope zone of the Overland Belt.

System height
First section average of 18 meters
Second section average of 40 meters

System length
First section 60 meters
Second section 120 meters

Your local contact

Erik Rorem
Erik Rorem
Business Development Manager Geobrugg North America
Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Dane Wagner
Dane Wagner
Open Pit Mining / Quarries Business Development Manager
Mining / Tunnels
Geobrugg North America, LLC
10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Suite #470-1
97005 Beaverton / United States