Minera Cerro Colorado, a Chilean subsidiary of multinational resource group BHP Billiton, is focused on the production of high grade copper cathodes. Minera Cerro Colorado was founded in 1992 and is based in Iquique, Chile. The company is engaged in the production of copper cathodes, starting commercial operations in 1994. Among it facilities, the miner has 2 primary, secondary and tertiary crushers, leaching pads, solvent extraction plant and a electrowinning plant. Cerro Colorado has a reserve life of nine years. Is part of the BHP Group, owner of the BHP Billiton Pampa Norte business unit, which includes the operations of Compañía Minera Cerro Colorado and Minera Spence.