Codelco El Teniente Copper Mine

Sewell, Rancagua, Chili
Codelco - the National Copper Corporation of Chile / El Teniente mine
Autres sociétés participantes
Salfa Montajes (Salfacorp S.A.) / Züblin International GmbH Chile SpA
Objet protégé
Carrière / Mines
Protection anticorrosion
Longueur de clou
4 m
Schéma de clou a
1 m / 1 m
Situation de départ

El Teniente in Chile is the world largest underground copper mine.  Due to specific rock conditions, the risk of rock bursts is very high.  Since security standards at Codelco are amongst the highest worldwide, margins for failure from rock bursts are very low.  In the past, several rock bursts have affected personnel and operations.


To protect people and equipment at El Teniente, a combination of shotcrete with MINAX® 65/4 and/or MINAX® 80/4 was used.  This solution was successfully tested at Geobrugg's dynamic test center in Walenstadt, Switzerland.  Results were above satisfactory.

In addtion to the MINAX® mesh, installation was completely mechanized with Geobrugg's handler called, MESHA®.  MESHA® increases safety and the efficiency of the ground.

Votre contact local

Erik Rorem
Erik Rorem
Business Development Manager Geobrugg North America
Exploitation minière / Tunnel
Geobrugg North America, LLC
22 Centro Algodones
Téléphone +1 505 690 7144


Dane Wagner
Dane Wagner
Open Pit Mining / Quarries Business Development Manager
Exploitation minière / Tunnel
Geobrugg North America, LLC
10700 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Suite #470-1
97005 Beaverton / Etats-Unis