Mitsubishi Corporation



Mineral Resources Investment Escondida

World's largest copper mine

Escondida is the largest copper mine in the world by production. The first shipment of copper concentrate from Escondida took place in 1990. Following subsequent expansion phases, the nominal production capacity of Escondida is 1.2 million tons per annum of copper concentrate and copper cathode. In addition to being the largest copper mine by production, the size of Escondida's copper reserve and its cost competitiveness make it one of the world's prime mines.

Mineral Resources Investment

MC strives to ensure a stable supply of high-quality mineral resources to global markets through management of mineral resources related assets such as metallurgical coal, copper, iron ore and aluminum.

Demand for mineral resources is expected to be firm over the medium to long term on account of global economic growth, particularly in emerging countries. In preparation for such a future business environment, we strengthen and evolve the operating base and respond to world-wide customer needs.