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Nexa sticks with internal exploration to fill pipeline

Latin America base metals producer Nexa Resources plans to continue advancing its portfolio of development stage projects in Brazil and Peru as it seeks to develop greater copper production capacity with metals prices poised for a rebound CEO Tito Martins told Mining Journal at the PDAC conference in Toronto, Canada.

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"We are known as a zinc producer and we want to keep growing in zinc and be self-sufficient in zinc concentrates to feed our smelters in Brazil, but we see a great opportunity in copper", says Nexa Resources CEO Tito Martins

The main priority is advancing construction of the Aripuana zinc project in Brazil, which is planned to produce 120,000 tonnes per year of zinc-equivalent comprising 70,000tpy zinc, and 50,000tpy of