Mining

The province of Mendoza counts with reserves of copper, gold, silver, lead, zinc, manganese, iron, potassium, gypsum, barytine, bentonite, talc, aggregate and building rocks, among others. Raw materials to produce cement are also available in the province.

There are approximately 130 companies related to mining and its complementary services which generate around 21,000 jobs. This sector represents 7% of the province’s GGP (USD 1,000 million, 2012).


Why invest in the Mining sector in Mendoza?

  • Great mining potential
  • Skilled human capital
  • Well-developed network of suppliers of goods and services
  • Important currently-operating mining projects in Mendoza
  • Incentives to the mining Activity

 

Opportunities to invest in the sector

Note: Act 7722, passed on July 20th, 2007, forbids the use of chemical substances such as cyanide, mercury and sulphuric acid on metal mining activities. It also establishes that the Environmental Impact Declaration (DIA) for each project has to be ratified by the parliament of Mendoza.

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