Brazil Mining News

Smelter shutdown to cut Vale nickel production 5%

The Brazilian miner said on Friday it will lose 5% of its total nickel production for 2011 as a result of a 16-week shut down of a smelter furnace in Canada Brazilian miner Vale said on Friday it will lose around 5 percent of its total 2011 nickel

Behre Dolbear highlights the best countries for mining investment

“Worldwide, Canada, Australia, Brazil, and Chile will likely remain the best jurisdictions in which to invest in and develop mining projects. Each of these nations will likely continue to see economic growth and mining investment.” This comment comes from a report, 2011 Ranking of Countries for Mining Investment Where ‘Not to Invest’. Most of us will agree with the company’s statement “the mining industry is vital to the creation of wealth and prosperity in any country. Countries that stifle it with detrimental political, economic, financial, and regulatory policies should be challenged to make changes that are more accommodative to its success.”

First gold pour at Aurizon mine, Brazil

Luna Gold  has commenced production at its Aurizon Gold Mine in Maranhã State, Brazil. Vancouver-based Luna Gold Corp. produced 10,905 ounces in November and December, with combined 90-day average throughputs over 3,615 tonnes per day, the […]

Musings on the Record Price of Copper

The spot price of copper jumped to $4.40 on December 31, exceeding previous highs set daily over the past week. Today we discuss copper’s meteoric price rise during the past five months, dissect current supply […]

Global iron ore market in flux

The iron ore market will never be as a sexy as its gold and silver counterparts; it’s much more about hard hats and dirty Dodge RAM 3500 trucks – you know, the ones that can pull big fishing boats up mountainsides, something I did just this past weekend.

Coffey Mining – Brazilian mineral exploration on the up

Coffey Mining’s Global Business Development Manager, David Atchison, thinks continued growth in the Chinese economy is driving mineral exploration in countries such as Brazil. “Chinese mining companies are looking to secure future supplies of resources […]

Coffey Mining tackles challenges and solutions for mineral exploration at Brazil's SIMEXMIN 2010

Coffey International Limited subsidiary, Coffey Mining, will be discussing challenges and solutions for the Brazilian mineral exploration market in the upcoming Brazilian Symposium of Mineral Exploration ("SIMEXMIN"), between 23-26 May in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, […]

Coffey Mining tackles challenges and solutions for mineral exploration at Brazil's SIMEXMIN 2010

Coffey International Limited subsidiary, Coffey Mining, will be discussing challenges and solutions for the Brazilian mineral exploration market in the upcoming Brazilian Symposium of Mineral Exploration ("SIMEXMIN"), between 23-26 May in Ouro Preto, Minas Gerais, […]

Time for America to Wake Up to Brazil

When it comes to the BRICs, Brazil is sometimes an afterthought. China and India are burgeoning global powerhouses with more than 1 billion people each. Russia is a former military superpower looking to transition into an economic one.

Colombia says Venezuelan troops deported more than 400 illegal Colombian and Brazilian gold miners

The expulsions come as diplomatic relations between the two countries worsen, damaging a trade relationship worth some $7bn

Massive Brazilian power blackout may short circuit future mining ventures

A four-hour blackout, which plunged half of Brazil into darkness Tuesday, could be one indication of the inability of the country's power infrastructure to cope with commodity sector booms.