There are more than 696 copper mines in operation globally, of which 127 are in Chile, according to GlobalData’s mines and projects database. The following are the five largest copper mines by production in Chile in 2022, according to GlobalData’s mining database, which tracks more than 33,000 mines and projects from early exploration to closure across more than 150 countries and over 100 commodities. Buy the latest mine-site profiles here.

1. Escondida Mine

The Escondida Mine is a surface mine located in Antofagasta. It is owned by BHP and produced an estimated 1.06 million tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2078. Buy the profile here.

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2. Collahuasi Mine

Located in Tarapaca, the Collahuasi Mine is owned by Glencore Plc. The surface mine produced an estimated 589.28 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2108. Buy the profile here.

3. El Teniente Mine

The El Teniente Mine is located in Cachapoal. It is owned by Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile and produced an estimated 456 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2072. Buy the profile here.

4. Chuquicamata Mine

The Chuquicamata Mine, owned by Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile, is a surface and underground mine located in Antofagasta. The mine produced an estimated 373.19 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2057. Buy the profile here.

5. Los Bronces Mine

Owned by Anglo American Plc, the Los Bronces Mine is a surface mine located in Santiago. It produced an estimated 331.18 thousand tonnes of copper in 2022. The mine will operate until 2057. Buy the profile here.

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