Los Pelambres
Los Pelambres
60% Owned

Los Pelambres is a sulphide deposit in Chile’s Coquimbo region, 240 km north-east of Santiago. It produces copper concentrate (containing gold and silver) and molybdenum concentrate through a milling and flotation process.

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70% Owned

Centinela was formed during 2014 from the merger of the Esperanza and El Tesoro mines. Centinela is located in Chile's Antofagasta region, 1,350 km north of Santiago, in an important region with sulphide and oxide deposits. It produces copper concentrate (containing gold and silver) through a milling and flotation process at Centinela Concentrates and copper cathodes using a solvent extraction electrowinning process ("SX-EW") at Centinela Cathodes.

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70% owned

Antucoya is an oxide deposit approximately 125 km north-east of the city of Antofagasta, in Chile’s Antofagasta region. Construction of the project was completed in 2015, with full production expected to occur by the end of the first half of 2016. Antucoya will produce 85,000 tonnes of copper cathodes per year.

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50% OWNED Joint Venture

Zaldivar is an open-pit, heap-leach copper oxide mine operating at an average elevation of 3,000 metres approximately 1,400 km north of Santiago and 175 km south-east of the city of Antofagasta. The Group completed the acquisition of a 50% interest in the mine from Barrick Gold Corporation on 1 December 2015 and is the operator of the mine.

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The Group has an active early-stage exploration programme beyond the existing core locations of the Centinela and Los Pelambres mining districts. Exploration is conducted through its in-house exploration team across Chile.

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Transport (FCAB)
Transport (FCAB)

In Chile, the transport division provides rail and road cargo services in northern Chile. The main business during 2015 was the transport of copper cathodes, and increasingly concentrate and sulphuric acid, to and from mines in the Antofagasta Region.

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  • Antofagasta operations
    and projects
  • Capital city
  • Cities and
    town centres
  • Antofagasta Minerals ports
  • Transport

The bulk of our operational footprint is in Chile. We operate four mines in Chile: Los Pelambres, Centinela, Antucoya and Zaldívar. Our flagship mine, Los Pelambres, is located in the Coquimbo region, while our other mines are all in the Antofagasta region of northern Chile.

Our portfolio of growth projects and exploration activities are also located primarily in Chile, and we operate the main cargo transport system in the Antofagasta region.


Our Business


What we produce

  • COPPER PRODUCTION 709,400 tonnes in 2016
  • GOLD 270,900 ounces in 2016
  • MOLYBDENUM 7,100 tonnes in 2016