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Copper

Providing the world with a sustainable supply of copper

Our business

Our copper business is helping meet high demand across the developing world, which we expect to increase as these new economies mature and their consumers demand copper-dependent products.

We have interests in six copper operations in Chile. We produce copper concentrate, copper cathode and associated by-products such as molybdenum and silver.

Our aim is to develop and operate long-life, cost-efficient, socially and environmentally responsible mining operations.

Copper
Our business

In Chile we own the Mantos Blancos and Mantoverde mines and have a 50.1% interest in Los Bronces and El Soldado mines and the Chagres smelter, which we manage and operate. We also have a 44% share in the Collahuasi mine.

In Peru, we have an 81.9% interest in the Quellaveco project located in the south of the country and a 100% interest in the Michiquillay project in Northern Peru.

Urban and industrial growth in China, India and other Asian economies will continue to drive the demand for copper on a large scale.

Across all our copper operations, it’s our priority to create lasting value for the host communities. We won the prestigious ‘More for Chile’ award for our Emerge enterprise development programme, which has supported more than 50,000 jobs in small and medium sized businesses.

leadership

Duncan Wanblad

CEO of Base Metals and Minerals

BSc (Eng) Mech, GDE (Eng Management), 48; CEO of Base Metals and Minerals since July 2013.

Duncan is a member of the General Management Committee (GMC).

Between 2009 and 2013, Duncan held the position of group director Other Mining and Industrial. He was appointed joint interim CEO of Anglo American Platinum in 2007, before taking over as CEO of Anglo American’s copper operations in 2008.

Duncan holds a BSc (Eng) Mech and a GDE (Eng Management) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

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BSc (Eng) Mech, GDE (Eng Management), 48; CEO of Base Metals and Minerals since July 2013.

Duncan is a member of the General Management Committee (GMC).

Between 2009 and 2013, Duncan held the position of group director Other Mining and Industrial. He was appointed joint interim CEO of Anglo American Platinum in 2007, before taking over as CEO of Anglo American’s copper operations in 2008.

Duncan holds a BSc (Eng) Mech and a GDE (Eng Management) from the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.

Hennie Faul

CEO of Copper

Prior to being appointed CEO of Copper, Hennie was our Group Head of Mining. He also served as CEO of Anglo American’s Zinc business following four years as Head of Mining in our Technical team. Hennie began his career working for Gencor in South Africa and for BCL and BHP in Botswana and Zimbabwe respectively.

Hennie has more than 26 years of operational and technical experience in the mining industry, covering open pit and underground mining, processing, logistics and marketing.

Prior to being appointed CEO of Copper, Hennie was our Group Head of Mining. He also served as CEO of Anglo American’s Zinc business following four years as Head of Mining in our Technical team. Hennie began his career working for Gencor in South Africa and for BCL and BHP in Botswana and Zimbabwe respectively.

Hennie has more than 26 years of operational and technical experience in the mining industry, covering open pit and underground mining, processing, logistics and marketing.

Highlighted assets
Los Bronces

Los Bronces

65 kilometres from Santiago and 3,500 metres above sea level, Los Bronces is one of the biggest copper mines in the world.

Collahuasi

Collahuasi

Located at 4,400 metres above sea level in Northern Chile, we own 44% of Collahuasi mine.

uses of copper

Copper’s unique properties make it a vital material for urban and industrial growth.

Around 60% of total global demand is for electrics – wire, cables and connectors, including in vehicles and consumer electronics. 20% is used in construction: water pipes and roof sheets benefit from copper’s resistance to corrosion.

Copper’s thermal conductivity makes it good for air conditioning and refrigeration. It’s also commonly used in hospitals, owing to its antibacterial qualities. And its visual qualities account for many other uses – in buildings and everyday objects.

Contact
Anglo American

Santiago Office
Pedro de Valdivia 291
Providencia
Santiago
Chile

Tel: +56 (2) 2230 6000

For sales enquiries, please email: SalesandMarketing.Enquiries@angloamerican.com

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