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Chilean Earthquake Map & Impact on Copper Production

February 28th, 2010 Michael McDonough

The main port which has been shut down by the earthquake is in Valparaíso just west of Santiago.  The Codelco copper mine impacted is 50kms north of Santiago in Andina, and produces an estimated 600K tons per year.  Codelco’s other mines in northern Chile are reported to be operating normally.  Anglo American Plc reported yesterday its Los Bronces and El Soldado mines were closed; together these mines produce about 280K tons a year.  Bloomberg is reporting that the mines effected account for approximately 16% of Chile’s copper production. Refineries have also been impacted by the earthquake.  It has been reported that Chile will begin importing diesel to support the domestic supply. 


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