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South America

We operate four copper mines in South America – Cerro Verde in Peru, and El Abra, Candelaria, and Ojos del Salado in Chile. These operations include open-pit and underground mining, sulfide ore concentrating, leaching and solution extraction/electrowinning. In addition to copper, the Cerro Verde mine produces molybdenum concentrates, and the Candelaria and Ojos del Salado mines produce gold and silver.