Argentina Mining News

Senator wants to boost sustainable mining in Argentina’s wine country

Changes to an existing provincial law propose a new Special Mining Rate.

How an Aussie miner and American tech company plan to extract lithium quickly in Argentina

Lake Resources and Lilac Solutions claim they can produce lithium carbonate or lithium chloride more rapidly and at a lower cost than others.

Yamana warns Argentina’s looming tax on exports could hit bottom line

Miner is mulling ways to mitigate the impact of Argentine President Mauricio Macri's surprise decision to impose a temporary tax on all exports to strengthen the country’s ailing economy.

Neo Lithium lining up partner for $490m Argentine venture

The project, which straddles salt flats and lakes across 135 square miles near the Chilean border, is billed as having high concentrations of lithium.

Trump allows targeted relief on steel, aluminum quotas -Commerce Department

South Korea, Brazil and Argentina will benefit from the measure.

POSCO to buy lithium mining rights in Argentina from Galaxy

The $280-million deal gives POSCO a package of mining tenements for 17,500 hectares of land in the northern area of the Salar del Hombre Muerto salt flat in Argentina.

China's Ganfeng grabs SQM's stake in Argentinean lithium project

The $87.5-million deal is the latest Chinese acquisition of a lithium project in South America, following Tianqi Lithium’s decision to buy 24% of SQM for $4.1 billion, which has not yet been approved by Chile’s antitrust regulator.

Falling Chinese electric car production wrenches lithium price

The world’s automakers “don’t worry about lithium supply anymore” – Simon Moores.

McEwen Mining posts loss on strong investment to grow key assets

The Canadian precious metals miner logged a $10.6-million net loss for the first half of the year following a $49-million investment in its Gold Bar, Black Fox and Los Azules projects during the period.

Argentina releases mining census, made $1321 million in 2016

Over 1,500 mining companies were operating in the South American country in 2016.

Canada's Barrick, China's Shandong Gold to deepen ties, look at acquisitions

Acquisitions in the metals mining sector have begun to pick up, with an increase in joint ventures between Western and Chinese mining firms.

Sibanye, Regulus join efforts to develop Argentina’s Altar project

Sibanye Canada and Regulus’ newly formed Argentinean subsidiary Aldebaran Resources will create a strategic partnership to unlock value at the copper-gold project, located in the San Juan province.

Yamana kicks off production at Argentina’s gold-silver mine

The miner, which has set an exploration objective of adding one million gold equivalent ounces to Cerro Moro's mineral inventory, has hiked its exploration budget for 2018 to $11.2 million from $9 million.

World’s No. 4 iron ore miner wants to diversify its portfolio

The CEO of Fortescue Metals Group said that the company is working towards finding other commodities to mine.

Lithium Chile, a perfect storm

Mining lithium in the salars of Chile and Argentina is much more cost-effective than hardrock mining.

Australia's Galaxy Resources to sell tenements in Argentina to POSCO for $280 mln

The land is located in the northern area of the giant Salar del Hombre Muerto salt flat.

Lithium price: Massive supply response gets underway

SQM, world no 3 lithium miner, plans to nearly quadruple capacity in fewer than three years – to the equivalent of 84% of global output last year.

Report: Mining needs $100–$150 billion to meet EV demand

McKinsey asks if the availability and rising prices of cobalt, lithium, copper and nickel will constrain greater electric vehicle penetration.

Mining companies still reluctant to tap Argentina deposits

Lack of clarity on environmental rules, overlapping federal and local taxes, and regulations that vary from province to province continue to loom over proposed mines.

Argentina's official glacier inventory reveals extensive mining impacts at controversial projects

The glacier inventory is now the most authoritative document indicating where the no-go zones are for mining.

Yamana begins gold and silver production at Cerro Moro mine in Argentina

Commercial production is expected in the second quarter of the year.

Argosy seeks project financing for Argentina lithium site through pilot sales -exec

Argosy's Rincon project in northern Argentina will start producing 500 tonnes per year of lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE) next month.

Argentina luring Australian investors into its mining sector

The Deputy Secretary for Sustainable Mining is scheduled to meet with executives from Australia's largest mining companies and banks.

China lithium top player boosts investment in emerging Australian miner

Chinese companies continue to aggressively try securing steady supply of lithium, a key ingredient in the making of batteries that power electric cars.

Yamana exceeds gold production plans in Q1

The Toronto-based miner expects to stay in line with its 900,000 ounces production guidance for 2018.