Antofagasta Plc is a holding company, which engages in copper mining, transport, and water distribution businesses. It operates through the following segments: Los Pelambres, Centinela, Antucoya, Zaldívar, Exploration and Evaluation, Corporate and Other Items, and Transport Division. The Los Pelambres segment produces copper concentrate and molybdenum as a by-product. The Centinela segment manufactures copper concentrate containing gold as a by-product and copper cathodes. The Antucoya and Zaldivar segments processes copper cathodes. The Exploration and Evaluation segment handles exploration and evaluation expenses. The Transport Division segment provides rail and road cargo together with a number of ancillary services. The Corporate and Other Items segment is composed of costs incurred by the Company, Antofagasta Minerals SA, the Group's mining corporate centre and other entities, that are not allocated to any individual business segment. The company was founded on April 7, 1982 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.