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A city of northern Chile on the Pacific Ocean. It is a shipping center for minerals found in the area.


(ˌæntəfəˈɡæstə; Spanish antofaˈɣasta)
(Placename) a port in N Chile. Pop: 323 000 (2005 est)


(ˌɑn toʊ fəˈgɑ stə)

a seaport in N Chile. 149,720.
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Noun1.Antofagasta - a port city on the Pacific in northern ChileAntofagasta - a port city on the Pacific in northern Chile
Chile, Republic of Chile - a republic in southern South America on the western slopes of the Andes on the south Pacific coast
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Evrim Resources and Antofagasta PLC have signed an agreement whereby Antofagasta can acquire a 70% interest in Evrim's Axe property by incurring $50 million in exploration expenditures, making cash payments of $800,000, and completing an NI 43-101 compliant preliminary economic analysis over a ten-year period.
28 November 2016 - Chilean mining company Antofagasta plc (LSE: ANTO) has signed an agreement to sell Minera Michilla SA to Chilean mining company Haldeman Mining Co SA for a total consideration of USD 52m, the company said.
International Resource News-November 4, 2014--Wallbridge Mining signs support agreement with Antofagasta Investment
Tokyo, Dec 16, 2011 - (JCN) - Marubeni signed a MoU with Antofagasta plc, a world leading copper producer, to become a 30% partner in the Antucoya copper mining project for a total cash consideration of US$350 million.
Copper miner Antofagasta forecast higher-than-normal prices for some time to come today after posting a 79% jump in half-year profits to pounds 687m.
Analysis of clinical isolates of Vibrio parahaemolyticus from outbreaks in Chile in the cities of Puerto Montt in 2004 and Antofagasta in 1998 indicated that 23 of 24 isolates from Puerto Montt and 19 of 20 from Antofagasta belonged to the pandemic clonal complex that emerged in Southeast Asia in 1996.
My main message is that Chile, and the region of Antofagasta in particular, is one of the most interesting mining regions in the world right now," said Rene Faraggi, the Chilean and Argentinean commercial counsellor for Ontario Exports, an agency of the government of Ontario.
Hopenhayn-Rich's study compared infant mortality rates in two areas of Chile, Antofagasta (north) and Valparaiso (central).
Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) (TSX:ABX) (LSE:BGD) (SWX:ABX) (EURONEXT PARIS:ABX) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Antofagasta PLC ("Antofagasta") to acquire 50% of Tethyan Copper Company's ("Tethyan") Reko Diq project and associated mineral interests in Pakistan ("Reko Diq") in the event that Antofagasta is successful in its bid to acquire Tethyan.
Antofagasta plc reported that 2016 copper production increased by 12.
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