Argentina Mining News

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.

Australia’s Galaxy hires JP Morgan to advise on $376m-lithium project options

Australian lithium producer Galaxy Resources said it was evaluating “strategic options” for its project in Argentina, which remains in the feasibility stage.

Why the lithium bears are wrong

What the bears seem to have in common is the belief that a rush of new lithium supply will soon hit the market.

Bolivia to invest in billion-dollar lithium deal with ACI Systems

Along with Argentina and Chile, Bolivia is part of South America's so-called "lithium triangle."

Bolivia nearing deal on partner to develop lithium – minister

The South American nation hopes to sign a deal with a foreign partner after a decade of state-led development left output far short of goals for the metal.

Argentinian government wants to change Glacier Law to boost mining development

The Deputy Secretary of Mining Policy said the world needs Argentina's copper, lithium, gold and silver.

This is the only chart lithium price bears need see

When it comes to new lithium mine supply how soon is now?

Argentinian secretaries to jail for Veladero spill

The officials are accused of abuse of power in the case of the 2015 cyanide spill at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine.

Argentinian provinces join “lithium board” to regulate industry

Jujuy, Salta and Catamarca decided to join forces.

Barrick Gold cuts 2017 compensation for top two executives

The decision was made to reflect a challenging "shareholder experience" and operations at some mines.

Barrick chairman Thornton boosts ownership with major share buy

The boss of the world's top gold miner has bought 306,000 additional shares in the company.

More countries want to be exempt from Trump’s tariffs

Brazil, Argentina, Japan and the EU have expressed concerns about the measure.

Barrick moves forward with plan to make every employee an owner

The gold miner’s employees will receive this year 90 shares each, taking the total held by staff to more than 1.5 million shares.

Aussie company signs agreement with Argentinian province over lithium assets

The deal confirms the company’s tenure of ~45,000 hectares of mining leases that cover the Olaroz – Cauchari Lithium Brine Project and the Paso Lithium Brine Project.