Argentina Mining News

World’s top 10 silver mines

Only six of the top 20 producers are primary silver miners. The polymetallic ore deposits from which silver are recovered account for more than two-thirds of the world's silver resources.

Argentina confirms charges for Barrick employees over 2015 cyanide spill at Veladero

Court of appeals says charges of “pollution, negligence and malpractice" still in place for 8 of 9 people.

UK lithium start-up gets $1.3 million to build new mine in Cornwall

Claims that Cornwall is sitting on a multibillion-dollar lithium bonanza will soon be tested as newcomer Cornish Lithium has now enough money to start exploring the region.

CHARTS: Lithium-rich countries risk missing the boat on electric batteries boom

The need for the metal is expected to triple by 2025, but no all the countries rich in lithium are taking advantage of that trend, as shown in these graphics.

Argentina lifts curbs on cyanide use at Barrick's Veladero mine

While the measure allows the company to resume full operations, Barrick said it plans to gradually restart them.

Argentina passes mining act expected to create 125,000 new jobs

Agreement is part of plan to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

3,000-year-old copper mask is oldest crafted object in South America

It's a well-known fact that copper was used by ancient peoples to make some of the earliest tools and artwork.

Shandong to borrow $1.26B to buy half of Argentinian gold mine

Top Chinese gold producer Shandong Mining will have to arrange financing before unlocking its half of the Veladero mine in Argentina.

Strike at Barrick’s Veladero mine suspended

Union at Barrick's troubled operation, Argentina's largest gold mine, says strike will resume if there's no deal after two weeks of talks.

Argentina ripe for new energy investment says Brisbane backer of US $2 billion coal mine-power station

A Brisbane company hoping to drive the development of a major coal mine and associated power station in Argentina, says the country’s current energy grid warrants substantial new investment in energy options.

Argentina to pass new mining law this week

Governments, industry players, unions expected to sign federal mining agreement this week, which aims to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

Barrick may face 'negligence' charges over latest spill at Veladero — report

Local judge says the company failed to complete improvements that could have prevented the latest cyanide spill, the third such accident in less than 18 months.

Czech mining industry pins hopes of revival on lithium

The European country holds between 1.2 to 1.4 million tonnes of lithium, located mostly around the tiny village of Cinovec, on the border with Germany.

Gold bull McEwen says price rally has just begun

The founder of McEwen Mining and Goldcorp believes prices for the precious metal will reach $5,000 an ounce in a matter of years.

Chile’s Codelco sets up lithium subsidiary

The unit is expected to help speed up the approval of legislation that allows the exploration and exploitation of the country’s vast lithium deposits.

Golden Arrow and Silver Standard join forces in Argentina

Stars aligned for Golden Arrow when Chinchillas was ready to move to production and the company only had to look 18 miles down the road to Silver Standard's Pirquitas mine and its established production facility.

Water scarcity, pollution to take shine off Latin American mining sector

In addition to raising costs for miners and delaying certain projects, the focus on the amount of water used by the extraction industry in the region will boost social pressure and anti-mining sentiment, experts say.

U3O8 Corp. stakes the old La Niquelina uranium-cobalt-nickel mine

Mineralization was discovered at La Niquelina in 1944, with modest production from a small underground mine in the early 1950's.

Barrick confirms selling half of Veladero to Shandong Gold for $960 million

Deal will also see the two firms looking at jointly developing the nearby Pascua-Lama gold, silver and copper project and evaluating additional investment opportunities in the area.

Chinese buying 50% of Barrick Veladero, Pascua Lama-report

Veladero could fetch more than $1 billion despite operational setbacks.

Argentine provincial Gov’t orders Barrick to halt operations at Veladero

Measure is temporary, pending more information on what happened and the possible consequences of the new incident, San Juan’s governor said.

Fresh ‘incident’ at Barrick’s Veladero mine in Argentina

A local government spokesman said a pipe carrying a “rich mixture” of gold and rocks came lose on Tuesday night, but no official information has been disclosed.

Chile’s Supreme Court casts shadow over Barrick’s plans to restart Pascua-Lama

The country's mining regulator will have to issue a new temporary closure plan for the project, including comments from other government offices.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

Here's the latest scoop on Barrick's projects

The company is focusing on assets with the potential to add as much as 1.1 million ounces of gold to its total output beyond 2021.