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Antofagasta 2017 output edges lower

Antofagasta (LN:ANTO) saw copper and gold production slip marginally in 2017, as it mined lower-grade material from its Los Pelambres and Centinela mines in Chile.

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Antofagasta's output was hit by lower grades at Los Pelambres (pictured) and Centinela

The miner produced 704,300 tonnes of copper for the year, down 0.7% year-on-year, but in line with guidance of 685,000-720,000t.

The volume was 0.8% lower than Bernstein's 710,000t estim...