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Overseas Mining Laws



In past years, Chile has produced 35% of the world's mined copper and is home to the world's largest copper mine.


Code for the Certification of Exploration Prospects, Mineral Resources and Reserves

National Mining Legislation

Chapter III Constitution of the Republic of Chile

Constitutional Organic Law of Mining

State Ownership and Mineral Rights

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Chilean Copper Commission

The State has absolute, exclusive, inalienable and imprescriptible ownership of all mines, including natural guano deposits, metal bearing sands, salt deposits, coal and hydrocarbon deposits and fields and other fossil substances except surface clays, regardless of property rights of natural or legal individuals over lands wherein they may be found.