The Global Mining Industry in Chile



The Global Mining Industry in Chile


UCN Professors


28 Hrs (1 credit)


Antofagasta region

Intended for

Students, Professionals and Enthusiasts 


Purpose of the Course

Show various mining and metallurgical processes employed in the copper mining industry. Through theoretical and practical perspectives, the students of this program will be able to experience laboratory and onsite works at different sites in the area.


Topics of the Course

    • Module I: Introduction to Mining
    • Module II: Comminution Processes
    • Module III: Copper Hydrometallurgy
    • Module IV: Ore Concentration
    • Module V: Copper Pyrometallurgy



More information: 
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Dirección de Relaciones Institucionales 
Universidad Católica del Norte 
Santiago, Chile. 
Telephone: +562-22228094 


Program Includes

  • Field Coordinator
  • Assistant Professor (or tour guide if applicable)
  • Transfer to all locations
  • Snacks in all field activities
  • Tickets to all locations, parks and centers
  • Merchandising and gifts from Atacama Immersion

It is strongly suggested to bring sunscreen, swimming suit, trekking shoes, hat, and warm and light clothes.