BuBuenaventura is Peru's largest publicly-traded precious metals company and a major holder of mining rights in Peru. The Company is engaged in the mining, processing, development and exploration of gold, silver and other metals via wholly-owned mines, as well as through its participation in joint exploration projects.
Buenaventura is the operator of several mines in Peru:
Wholly owned: Orcopampa, Uchucchacua, Julcani, Mallay y Breapampa
Controlling interest: La Zanja, Tantahuatay y El Brocal.
Buenaventura has minority interests in other mining companies:
Yanacocha (43.65%), one of the most important gold mines in Latin America, in partnership with Newmont Mining.
Cerro Verde (19.6%), an important Peruvian copper producer operated by Freeport McMoRan.
The Company has been listed on the Lima Stock Exchange (BUE.LM) since 1971, and on The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BVN) since 1996.
Buenaventura is an open stock company incorporated under the laws of Peru, was originally established in 1953 as a company (sociedad anónima).