Video Description: Antamina Mine, Huari,
Ancash. The official opening ceremony was held on November 14, 2001.
The Antamina Mine is located in the Antamina canyon in the district of San Marcos, province of Huari, in the Ancash region. It lies between 4,200 and 4,700 meters above sea level at latitude 9º32,S – longitude 77º03,W.
It is a polymetallic reserve, with a copper grade equivalent to 1.7 percent and
an estimated 559 million tons of reserves.
Its four shareholders are leading international mining companies:
Xstrata with 33,75%.
BHP Billiton Plc., with 33,75%.
Teck - Cominco Limited, with 22,5%
Mitsubishi Corporation, with 10%.