Engineering & Mining Journal


Lucrezia Falcidia, Jason Spizer, Mariolga Guyon

Chile Mining 2020 E&MJ Release

February 07, 2020

Chile, long considered a stalwart of stability in the Latin American region, experienced an unusually tumultuous 2019. An eruption of civil unrest and mass protests over the country’s high rate of inequality and the rising cost of living raised questions regarding the stability of the country and its most important industry. Despite the headlines, Chile’s miners continue to invest in large brownfield expansions and to a lesser extent, greenfield projects, in hopes of tapping the country’s vast geological potential for decades to come. Demand for the red metal is projected to grow significantly over the next decade and therein lies the opportunity for Chile to once again lean on its trusted industry to bolster its economy. Across the value chain both local and global companies are eager to deploy the latest technology and cutting edge engineering approaches to capitalize on the wealth opportunities in everything from lithium, copper and gold.


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