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Copiapo Smelting Co

From Graces Guide

The Copiapo Smelting Company Limited was registered in London in 1857 to smelt copper from the Copiapó mines in northern Chile.

Copiapó is surrounded by the Atacama Desert, and the town is about 70 km from the coastal town of Caldera.

1857 'Mr. S. H. Thomas, formerly manager of the Alton Copper Works, but lately appointed to the management of the Copiapo Smelting Company, left on Thursday, by the Royal Mail steamer, Alagdalena, for the works in Chili, accompanied by Mr. Charles Cole and staff.'[1]

1860 Henry Andrew Vivian went to Chile in the service of the Copiapo Smelting Co, and after 18 months he was appointed Engineer for the Copiapo Railway extension from Pabellon to Chanarcillo.

1867 In voluntary liquidation.


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Sources of Information

  1. Royal Cornwall Gazette - Friday 25 December 1857