Argentina Mining News

Experts warn of civil unrest in Argentina as it readies to lift ban on open pit mining

President’s move to allow open pit mining in provinces until now opposed to it is part of a broader plan to double foreign investment to $25 billion in eight years.

For Barrick Gold the Pascua-Lama hits keep coming

$429 million impairment on the stalled project after Chile environment agency ordered final closure.

Two die in Yamana Gold mine accident in Argentina

The accident at Gualcamayo mine involved two employees of a local contractor traveling in a light truck on an access road at the Las Vacas exploration site.

Russia to invest $250 million in uranium exploration, production in Argentina

Agreement includes Russia’s state nuclear agency Rosatom commitment to build a nuclear power station in the South American country.

Chile’s regulator orders permanent closure of Barrick's Pascua-Lama mine

Agency also cut a 2013 fine for violations to $11.5 million (7 billion Chilean pesos) from the previous $16 million it had charged Barrick Gold, but later forced to review by an environmental court.

McEwen 2017 output fails to impress, but gold prices boost shares

The Canadian precious metals miner produced 109,947 gold ounces and 3,178,742 silver ounces, last year, roughly in line with full-year guidance of 109,500 ounces of gold and 3,337,000 silver ounces.

Chile and Argentina to lead lithium output growth after 2018

The bulk of new capacity would come online in 2019.

Patagonia Gold to pay $15 million for gold/silver project in Argentina

Patagonia’s plans have reignited a long-standing debate related to the environmental risks of open-pit operations that use of cyanide leaching technology.

Barrick and Shandong join forces at Minera Andina del Sol

A new joint venture has been born.

Millennial expands lithium operations in Argentina

New acquisition would increase the Canadian company's holdings in Salta to 8,664 hectares.

Argentina’s Don Nicolás gold-silver project goes into production

Initial work at the Santa Cruz site started back in 2009.

McEwen Mining to speed up Timmins exploration program

The Canadian precious metals producer announced a financing plan consisting of a $10-million bought deal private placement offering of four million flow-through common shares.

Barrick Gold just bought more than $9 million worth of shares in this junior

The non-brokered private placement gives Barrick about 15% of Reunion Gold Corporation (TSX-V:RGD), which has interests in four different projects in South America’s North Atlantic coast.

Move over Chile, Macri's Argentina wants the mining limelight

Changing glacier law intensifies Argentina’s pro-mining agenda; pipeline of $20 billion beckons as nation bets on extraction.

McEwen to begin construction at Gold Bar project in Nevada

Move follows the reception of key permit — the signed Record of Decision (ROD) on the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.

Argentina seeks new markets for aluminum as the US probes imports

The US' Commerce Department announced in April that it was probing imports of aluminum from China and elsewhere, blaming unfairly traded imports for causing several domestic smelters to close or halt production in recent years.

More than 10 firms in the running for Codelco's lithium assets — chairman

The state miner is seeking private-sector partners to develop and exploit its vast Maricunga and Pedernales deposits in the north of Chile.

Argentinian senator expresses opposition to Canadian miner's uranium exploration

Magdalena Odarda says Blue Sky Uranium's exploration is taking place at sites of paleontological significance.

Barrick to pay $20 million to settle Pascua-Lama arbitration case

Lawsuit was filed last year after the miner halted payments due to a local group.

China and Argentina to strengthen mining cooperation

The Asian giant is very interested in “intensifying investment trade and cooperation” with Argentina

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.