April 2001
Volume 53    Issue 4

Exploration discoveries in Chile during the last three decades

Mining Engineering , 2001, Vol. 53, No. 4, pp. 0-5
Cabello, J.

Chile contains about 30% of the world’s copper resources. The country is now the largest producer and exporter of copper. Chilean copper output accounts for more than one-quarter of the total worldwide production. In addition, Chile ranks eighth in silver production and 11th in gold output. In Chile, mining generates more than 8% of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP). The total value of mineral exports is more than US$7.85 billion, corresponding to more than 25% of South America’s mineral production.

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