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SQM to halt mining operations at Pedro de Valdivia facility

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Chilean lithium, potash and iodine miner will stop producing nitrates at its Pedro de Valdivia facility in Maria Elena, north of Chile, as part of a restructuring plan implemented 18 months ago.

Chilean miner Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM) is to partially close mining operations at its Pedro de Valdivia facility, which produces iodine and nitrates and is located in north Chile, as part of cost-cutting measures.

The facility is mostly focused on the production of nitrates, producing around 500,000 tpa...

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