Unit president had only been on board since last July.
Construction on the Chilean side of the troubled gold and silver project has been halted since April 10.
The miner's first-quarter output was higher across most commodities including copper, iron ore and diamonds.
This case is yet another example of the exploding issues of mine and water.
The giant miner revealed, however, a spike in first-quarter production, which sent the shares up 1.9% to 3,028p in London and received a pre-market gain estimated in 4.6% to $46.40 this morning in New York.
Construction activities in the Argentine side of the project won't be affected by today’s resolution.
If all major copper mines in Chile halted their operations for a day, the country would lose more than $120 million in copper exports alone.
Mining workers will strike for a day at all of Codelco's divisions and at all large-scale private mines on Tuesday.
Unrest comes against a backdrop of a presidential election year and may heavily weigh on the results.
Workers at Radomiro Tomic downed tools on Saturday over a fatality at the 428,000 tonnes a year copper mine.
Metso continues to expand its industry-leading global service hub network.
The world’s No. 1 copper producer faces a challenging scenario as a large number of ports have stopped shipping the miner's copper abroad.
Mine will substantially reduce the country's dependence on international markets by supplying up to 30% of the current local needs.
In 2011, Codelco was hit by a one-day strike that cost it $40 million.
The cause of their dismissal is their involvement in demonstrations for better wages and benefits early this month.
The closure will leave more than 1,000 workers unemployed.
Chilean miner Codelco sits in first place worldwide.
With more than $425 billion expected to be poured into South American mining projects in the next decade – double what was expected just a couple of years ago – ChileEngineering, which represents the Chilean engineering sector, sees big opportunities…
Between 2013 and 2025, the new “R&D Tax Credit” will give mining companies a 35% tax credit on all eligible expenditures.
Chile's copper production is up year-over-year despite tough global economic conditions.
Construction work at Pascua Lama halted once again. Dominican authorities pressing for a “more favourable” contract in Pueblo Viejo.
Minmetals bought 55,750 tonnes a year at a very special price.
The world's largest copper producer was granted an exploration license last week, but it already faces climbing opposition.
Siemens is supplying the entire electrical equipment pre-configured in E-Houses for a fast start-up and efficient operation of the plant.
The hefty impairment charge reflects higher-than-anticipated operating and sustaining capital costs at Lumwana.
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