Minera Escondida

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Located in the Atacama desert in northern Chile, Minera Escondida produces more copper than any other mine in the world.

In fact, the mine is so big that NASA has released images of Minera Escondida from space (pictured below).

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Minera Escondida from Space, NASA, Escondida Mine

Minera Escondida as pictured from space by NASA (CREDIT: NASA).

In the following graphic, you can see the contribution of Chilean mining industry to GDP from the first quarter of 2008 to fourth quarter of 2014. Data is expressed in millions of pesos and base year is 2008.

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These are the latest BNamerica´s news and analysis on Minera Escondida or on subjects that affect the mine.

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Chile's Escondida offering voluntary retirement to cut costs

Minera Escondida: The world's largest copper producer

Escondida to finance Antofagasta cable car study

Minera Escondida desal pipeline upgrade

Minera Escondida desalination plant

Escondida Organic Growth Project 1

Escondida Ore Access