Antofagasta Minerals is Chile's largest private sector miner. Output last year was 709,400t copper, which also puts it among the world's leading red metal producers.

The company, controlled by London-listed Antofagasta plc, also mines gold and molybdenum, which last year saw production of 270,900oz and 7,100t, respectively.

In addition to mining, the company operates the Antofagasta-Bolivia railway company (FCAB), and until 2015 it also operated the Aguas Antofagasta water utility, which it sold to Colombia's EPM for US$1bn.

Founded in 1888 to manage the Antofagasta-Bolivia railway, the company was acquired in 1979 by Andronico Luksic, the patriarch of one of Chile's wealthiest families. The Luksic group also has interests in a variety of sectors from banking to brewing.


Project Risk Analytics
Tracking project performance

Portada Risk

By providing a top-down analysis of the timeliness and costs of current Latin American projects, BNamericas provides a new tool to the industry, allowing it to learn from past events and improve planning for future projects.

  • Analytics report analyzing key statistics
  • Consider the risks of changes in project schedules
  • Instant view of project status
  • Benchmark your portfolios and new projects