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Los Bronces is located in the Metropolitan Region, 65 kilometers from Santiago and at 3,500 meters above sea level.
Los Bronces is an open pit copper and molybdenum mine. The ore extracted is crushed and transported in a ore slurry pipeline 56 km long to Las Tórtolas flotation plant, where copper and molybdenum concentrates are produced. The mine also produces cathodes.
In 2008 Los Bronces produced 235,792 tonnes of fine copper, including high purity cathodes and copper concentrate, as well as 2,578 tonnes of molybdenum concentrate. Source:
Anglo American Chile.
Anglo American is one of the world’s largest diversified mining groups. The portfolio of high quality mining assets and natural resources includes platinum group metals and diamonds, with significant interests in copper, iron ore, metallurgical coal, nickel and thermal coal, as well as a divestment portfolio of other mining and industrial businesses.
Anglo American operate in Africa, Europe, South and North America, Australia and Asia.
Bucyrus International, Inc. (NASDAQ: BUCY) designs, manufactures and markets surface and underground mining equipment. Founded in Bucyrus, Ohio, in 1880, the headquarters were moved to its current location in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1893. In its early history, the company produced steam shovels; its products now include large electric rope shovels, walking draglines and rotary blasthole drills for the surface mining industry.