Chino Mine

Santa Rita, NM

Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold: Chino Mine Operations, New Mexico.

Porphyry open-pit copper mine and processing facilities. This historical mine was among the first low-grade, open-pit copper mines in the world. Originally mined by Native Americans and later by Spaniards. The open-pit mine began production in 1910.

M.C.Donegan: Provides drilling, blasting, presplitting & pioneering services for mine operations.

M.C.Donegan Drilling presplit holes 50’- 110’ deep some angled up to 28 degrees.

M.C.Donegan crews Loading presplit holes.

M.C.Donegan Secondary drilling at electric shovel #34 operations.