Argentina Mining News

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.

Giustra-backed Lithium X plunges on doubts about Chinese buyer

The Vancouver-based company fell the most in nearly two years Wednesday.

Barrick to hike gold output as Newmont gets too close to being world’s top producer

Miner is advancing a pipeline of projects expected to contribute more than 1 million ounces of annual production starting in 2021.

Hochschild says Peru mine to bolster output this year

Hochschild Mining Plc expects production to grow slightly this year as it ramps up output at the Pablo vein at its Pallancata mine in Peru

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.