September 2003
Volume 55    Issue 9

Creating wealth and competitiveness in mining

Mining Engineering , 2003, Vol. 55, No. 9, pp. 2-9
Tilton, John E.

The ability of companies and countries to mine copper and other mineral commodities competitively and in the process to generate new wealth depends on their mineral endowment. Chile, for example, produces and exports copper because it is well endowed with high-quality, low-cost deposits. This production creates wealth that benefits mining companies and their stockholders, the government, local communities, as well as copper consumers around the world.

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