Buenaventura 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:
Orcopampa, Uchucchacua, Poracota, Antapite, Julcani, Recuperada, Shila-Paula and Mallay.
La Zanja, Tantahuatay, Colquijirca and Marcapunta (last two mines are owned by 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.
- Chucapaca project (49%), operated by Goldfields.
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.
Compañía de Minas Buenaventura S.A.A., is a sociedad anónima abierta (open stock company) incorporated under the laws of Peru, was originally established in 1953 as a sociedad anónima (company) under the laws of Peru, and currently operates under the laws of Peru.