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Mining in Chile

Chile is endowed with a variety of metals, but is known for being the world’s leading producer of copper from mining. The mining sector accounts for approximately 10% of Chile’s GDP, which in 2017 was approximately $270 billion.

As of July 2018, the Ministry of Mining's Sustainable Development Division lists 123 projects with approved Environmental Qualification Resolutions (EQR), valued at nearly $34 billion.

Mining in Chile benefits from:

  • High quality, abundant resources and reserves
  • A stable legal framework
  • Opportunities for foreign investment./LI>
  • Highly skilled mining specialists./LI>
  • Established energy infrastructure and transportation network./LI>
  • Goods and services suppliers in key mining areas.

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