" Antofagasta is a Chilean-based copper mining group with interests in transport and water distribution. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and has been a constituent of the FTSE-100 index since 2004. Antofagasta aims to be a significant and profitable enterprise by international standards. Its focus is on high-potential mining deposits and it seeks to realise value principally by developing and operating such deposits in order to produce copper and related by-products. "
State copper company Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile and London-listed Chilean mining company Antofagasta PLC (ANFGY, ANTO.LN) are planning an exploration joint venture, the newspaper El Mercurio reported Wednesday.
The Chilean mining industry stands to benefit from the stir the proposed Resource Super Profits Tax is causing among miners in Australia, said Chile's Mining Minister, Laurence Golborne.
London-listed Chilean miner Antofagasta PLC (ANTO.LN) Wednesday said the brownfield plant expansion at its Los Pelambres copper mine was recently completed and is now running at full capacity, despite slight delays due to the Chilean earthquake.