Argentina Mining News

Orocobre Limited: first battery grade lithium carbonate produced from Salar de Olaroz

Orocobre Limited (TSX:ORL)(ASX:ORE) is pleased to report that it has produced battery grade lithium carbonate from Salar de Olaroz brines. Orocobre's analysis shows that the lithium carbonate is of greater than 99.9% purity* and of higher purity than the specifications for battery grade material sold by existing producers. This material was produced by refining a lower purity product previously produced at the company's facilities at Olaroz with recirculated brines. As such, the Company considers the material to be representative of what could be expected in commercial production.

Rodinia Lithium announces commencement of Preliminary Economic Assessment for the Salar De Diablillos

Rodinia Lithium Inc. (TSX-V:RM)(OTCQX:RDNAF) has commenced work to has commenced work to aggressively accelerate completion of a Preliminary Economic Assessment ("PEA") of its Salar de Diablillos property in Argentina following its recent announcement of an inferred recoverable resource.

Orocobre Limited: increased and upgraded resource at Olaroz Lithium-Potash Project

Orocobre Limited (TSX:ORL)(ASX:ORE) reports a substantially increased and upgraded resource estimate at its flagship Salar de Olaroz lithium-potash project in Jujuy province in north-west Argentina. This follows completion of a comprehensive resource definition drilling program undertaken throughout 2010.

Southern Copper postpones $1bn Tia Maria project

Southern Copper, one of the world's largest producers of the metal, has postponed its $1 billion Tia Maria mining project in Peru because of social conflicts, Chief Executive Oscar Gonzalez said on Tuesday. The company (SCCO.N: Quote) will revise the project's viability later this month and consider alternative sites in Argentina and Ecuador in the meantime, Gonzalez told local television.

Minera Andes to spin out Los Azules project

Minera Andes (MAI.TO: Quote) said on Thursday it plans to spin out its Los Azules copper project in Argentina into a new publicly traded company. The Toronto-based exploration company said the move will let it unlock value from Los Azules and allow it to focus on developing its San Jose gold-copper project, which is located in the vicinity of Goldcorp's (G.TO: Quote) recently acquired Cerro Negro project in Argentina.

Minera Andes discovers 7.5K of new veins at San José Mine

Minera Andes Inc. (TSX:MAI) unearthed 7.5 kilometres of new new high-grade silver/gold veins at its San Jose Mine, Argentina, during exploratory drilling in 2010, the company reported on Thursday. The new veins represent a 44% increase in the cumulative strike length of all veins known at the mine at the end of 2009.

Minera Andes announces outstanding 2010 exploration drill results at the San Jose mine

Minera Andes Inc. (the "Corporation" or "Minera Andes") (TSX:MAI)(OTCBB:MNEAF) is pleased to provide a summary of the exploration results achieved during 2010 at the San José Mine. A total of 7.5 kilometers of new high-grade […]

Yamana advances Agua Rica strategy through agreement with Xstrata and Goldcorp

Yamana Gold today announced an arrangement, subject to formal documentation, with Xstrata Queensland Limited and Goldcorp Inc. that would see the ultimate integration of Agua Rica into Minera Alumbrera. Agua Rica is a 100% Yamana-owned, development-stage project in the province of Catamarca, Argentina and is located approximately 35 kilometres from the currently operating Alumbrera mine

Sean Rakhimov: Silver Going Mainstream in 2011

Never mind the correction in the price of silver, says Silver Strategies Editor Sean Rakhimov; better things are ahead. "It may be volatile; it may be steep; but it should be short-lived," he says, adding that he expects silver to rise well above its 2010 high at some point in 2011. Some of that price support could come from governments entering the silver market. Find out all the reasons for this and read about some of Sean's favorite silver plays in this exclusive interview with The Gold Report.

Barrick selects Maptek™ technology for Pascua-Lama project

Barrick has selected the Maptek Vulcan™ mine planning and scheduling tools for implementation at the new Pascua-Lama project in South America. The open pit gold–silver project, straddling the border between Chile and Argentina, is the […]

SKM Wins Lithium Project in Argentina

Global engineering, project delivery and sciences firm Sinclair Knight Merz (SKM) has been appointed by Orocobre to undertake the Definitive Feasibility Study (DFS)for the Salar de Olaroz lithium project in Argentina. Read more

Vale signs railroad concession agreement for Rio Colorado

Vale S.A. has signed an agreement with Ferrosur Roca S.A. a general cargo railroad operator in Argentina, for the transference of the concession of a 756-kilometer railroad stretch connecting Zapala, in the province of Neuquén, […]

Argentine Judge halts work at Yamana mine after violence erupts during protests

Protests by anti-mining activists at the Canadian gold diggers Acua Rica project in Argentina's Catamarca province turned ugly Wednesday and a ruling was made to suspend work done locally

Barrick Gold Corp. gives go-ahead to Pascua-Lama project

Barrick Gold Corp. gave the go-ahead Thursday to start construction of its Pascua-Lama project on the border of Chile and Argentina.