Anglo American is a multinational mining company. The company engages in exploring, mining and processing iron ore, manganese, metallurgical coal, thermal coal and other base metals. The company's mining portfolio includes bulk commodities including iron ore, manganese, and metallurgical coal, base metals including copper and nickel, precious metals and minerals including platinum and diamonds. The company was founded in 1917 and is headquartered in the United Kingdom. It seeks to acquire companies that provide chrome ore mining services, operate coal mines and are involved with other mining operations.