Argentina Mining News

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.

McEwen Mining keeps growing, buys exploration junior Lexam VG

The proposed friendly acquisition will give McEwen access to advanced exploration stage properties located in the heart of Timmins Gold Camp, northern Ontario.

Argentina concludes official register of glaciers in mining areas

Through a quietly released official announcement, the Federal Environment Secretary of Argentina, Sergio Bergman, informed that Argentina’s National Glacier Inventory has just completed a glacier count in the controversial Famatina Mountains.

Barrick’s gold output fell almost 10 percent in 2016

But lower all-in sustaining costs mitigated the impact of decreased production, preliminary full-year figures show.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Moves is expected to help the copper giant cope with a recently passed law that forces it to give 10% of its revenues to the armed forces.

This start-up plans to be a top lithium miner in the UK

Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall.

Yamana Gold resumes operations at mine in Chile after deal with unions

The strike has not had a significant impact on mine and consolidated production, the company said.

Goldcorp shares lifted by 2017 guidance

World number four miner announces ambitious production, reserves and cost-cutting targets.

McEwen gold output slightly down in 2016, but liquid assets doubled

Annual consolidated production in 2016 was 145,530 gold equivalent ounces, down from the 154,529 gold equivalent ounces mined in 2015, but liquid assets now worth $64 million.

Strike at Yamana Gold mine in Chile enters ninth day, shares fall

Operations have been halted since Friday, when one of the two unions blocked all access to El Peñón as a way to press management.