Ojos del Salado


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Ojos del Salado

(ō`hōs thĕl sälä`thō), peak, 22,539 ft (6,870 m) high, on the border between Argentina and Chile, in the Andes. It is the second highest of the Andean peaks. In 1956 a Chilean expedition reported its height to be 23,239 ft (7,083 m), thus making it greater than AconcaguaAconcagua
, peak, 22,835 ft (6,960 m) high, Mendoza prov., W Argentina, in the Andes, near the Chilean border. It is the highest peak of the Western Hemisphere. The snowcapped Aconcagua was first scaled in 1897. Uspallata Pass is nearby. See also Ojos del Salado.
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 and therefore the tallest peak in the Western Hemisphere, but this report has been unconfirmed.

Ojos Del Salado

 

an extinct volcano in the southern part of the Central Andes in South America, on the border between Chile and Argentina. The volcano has a maximum elevation of 6,880 m and is composed of andesites and tuffs. Its western slopes are a desert, and its eastern, more humid slopes are covered by tropical forests to 3,000 m. The snowline is at 5,000–6,000 m.

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Seventy years after the first man climbed the world's highest volcano, Ojos del Salado in Chile, two Jeep(R) Wrangler Unlimited vehicles set a new world record by climbing 6,646 meters (21,804 feet) to the volcano's rim.
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FCX owns 80 percent of the Candelaria and Ojos del Salado mining complexes, which include the Candelaria open-pit and underground mines and the Ojos del Salado underground mines.
Olga recently finished her seventh volcano climb, scaling the summit of Ojos del Salado in Chile.
5 million of fourth quarter non-recurring, pre-tax charges that were associated with the curtailment at Chino Mines Company in New Mexico and the indefinite closures of the Ojos del Salado operation in Chile and Cobre Mining Company in New Mexico.
South America copper sales in the third quarter of 2008 were higher than in third-quarter 2007 primarily because of the timing of shipments at El Abra, and also reflected higher production from Candelaria and Ojos del Salado primarily resulting from improved milling rates.
In South America, exploration is ongoing in and around the Cerro Verde, Candelaria and Ojos del Salado deposits.
5 million of non-recurring, pre-tax charges in the fourth quarter that were associated with the previously announced curtailment at Chino Mines Company in New Mexico and the indefinite closures of the Ojos del Salado operation in Chile and Cobre Mining Company in New Mexico.
FCX operates four copper mines in South America - Candelaria, Ojos del Salado and El Abra in Chile and Cerro Verde in Peru.
21 /PRNewswire/ -- Phelps Dodge Corporation (NYSE: PD) today announced a plan to curtail production at Chino Mines Company and close indefinitely its Cobre Mining Company and Ojos del Salado operations between now and the first half of 1999.