The province of Catamarca, located in the northwest of Argentina, has important geological and mining potential. Catamarca is the country’s first-ever copper and lithium producer with Bajo de la Alumbrera (in the process of closure) and Fénix (currently at production and expansion stages) projects. Regarding ornamental stones, it is the only producer of rhodochrosite that has a unique reserve in the world.
The mining policy in Catamarca is clear and effective, due to a good relationship between companies, communities, and the state. The consultation and public participation of the communities demonstrate transparency and truthfulness in the activity, which are fundamental pillars for the province government.