Argentina Mining News

Vancouver’s Falcon Gold searches for gold, silver and copper in Argentina

The company completed its 2018 exploration program on the Esperanza Resources mineral concessions.

High risk/high reward lithium bet drives Argentina Surge

High risk, high reward is the bet being made by global lithium miners in Argentina who are brushing aside a recession, a currency crisis and political uncertainty in their hunger for the mineral that helps power electric cars.

Yamana will continue to invest in Argentina: exec

Earlier this year, Yamana announced a hike in its exploration budget to $11.2 million from the previous $9 million.

Fortuna’s Lindero project on track for production in Q3 2019

The company estimated that project expenditures in 2018 to total between $110 million and $130 million.

A beautiful mine

While lithium giants like SQM and Albemarle tangle with one another over scarce lithium brines and water, a beautiful lithium mine in Nevada’s Clayton Valley is taking shape.

Albemarle's claim to unique lithium technology draws scrutiny

Albemarle says it expects to ultimately receive approval to produce more lithium from Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN).

Regulus spin-out Aldebaran Resources starts trading

The company shares the same core management team as Regulus Resources and is focused on projects in Argentina.

Yamana Gold sells Gualcamayo to Mineros in $85 million deal

The Gualcamayo acquisition adds 491,000 ounces of gold in reserves and 2.28 million ounces of gold in indicated mineral resources.

Sibanye, Regulus to jointly develop Argentina’s Altar copper-gold project

The project, located in the San Juan province, is about 10km from the border with Chile, the world’s No. 1 copper producer.

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.