Minera Nittetsu Chile was created in October 1993 to carry out the drilling and feasibility study for “Los Bronces” project in Tierra Amarilla. In May 1999, Nittetsu Mininnig Co. Ltd. and the Errazuriz Group signed a strategic alliance to create the Sociedad Contractual Minera Atacama Kozan to develop “Los Bronces” project.

Checo de cobre property

After devoting much of its efforts to consolidate the Atacama Kozan project, Minera Nittetsu turned its attention to its own projects, managing to start up the Sol Naciente and Arqueros projects, the latter of which is currently under construction.

The drilling campaign at the Sol Naciente project began in 2008 and after a few years of studies, it was handed over to Atacama Kozan in 2016 until it is decided to start with its definitive exploitation.

Arqueros proyect property

In the case of the Arqueros project, its first drilling campaign was in 2011 and after six years of exploration, analysis and feasibility studies, a team was formed under the name of Minera Arqueros S.A.

Since the creation of Minera Nittetsu Chile Ltda., we highlight 3 important stages of its history in Chile.

  • The first one between 1993-1999 in Santiago working together with Itochu Chile S.A. office.
  • The second stage between 1999-2008 in Tierra Amarrilla together with the Atacama Kozan office.
  • The third stage between 2008 – 2018 independently with its own office in the Chagall Hotel office building.

Since 2018 Minera Nittetsu is located at the Edificio don Elias, where we hope to realize a new important project.

Office Minera Nittetsu - Building Don ElíasMine