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Chile miner Collahuasi gets OK to reopen Patache port after quake

SANTIAGO, April 8 (Reuters) - Chilean copper miner Collahuasi said on Tuesday that it has received authorization to reactivate its Patache port in the country's north following a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake and tsunami last week.

"We just received authorization and a ship has already entered the port to load," Chief Executive Officer Jorge Gomez told Reuters on the sidelines of the CESCO/CRU copper conference in capital city Santiago.

Gomez said the impact from the April 1 quake is "minor".

(Reporting by Fabian Cambero; Writing by Anthony Esposito; Editing by Chris Reese)