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Introduction

Antofagasta Minerals is Chile's largest private sector miner. Output last year was 709,400t copper, which also puts it among the world's leading red metal producers.

The company, controlled by London-listed Antofagasta plc, also mines gold and molybdenum, which last year saw production of 270,900oz and 7,100t, respectively.

In addition to mining, the company operates the Antofagasta-Bolivia railway company (FCAB), and until 2015 it also operated the Aguas Antofagasta water utility, which it sold to Colombia's EPM for US$1bn.

Founded in 1888 to manage the Antofagasta-Bolivia railway, the company was acquired in 1979 by Andronico Luksic, the patriarch of one of Chile's wealthiest families. The Luksic group also has interests in a variety of sectors from banking to brewing.

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