Chile Mining News

BHP's Escondida mine strike becomes Chile’s longest, ends with no deal

Workers ended their strike and invoked a rarely used legal provision that allows them to extend their old contract, which leaves them in the exact same situation they were before they downed tools.

Copper price falls on Grasberg production resumption

Freeport restarts supply to domestic smelter in Indonesia, but the copper concentrate export ban at iconic mine remains in place.

Chile steps up efforts to lure mining investors beyond copper sector

The country, already the world's second largest producer of lithium, is seeking to create private-public partnerships to exploit 61% of its resource-rich territory, currently available for licensing.

Drilling rig and other equipment mobilises to Vidalita Gold Project in Chile

Australian explorer, Emu NL (ASX: EMU), has mobilised camp, earth moving and drilling equipment to the Vidalita site in northern Chile.

Workers at Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine to go on indefinite strike

Around 1,300 unionized miners plan to start an indefinite stoppage at Peru's largest copper mine beginning March 24.

Barrick mulls selling part of Peru mine, bringing partner — report

Rumours come a year after the gold miner vowed to spend $640 million to extend the life of Lagunas Norte, worth about $1.4 billion according to industry experts.

Indian billionaire Agarwal goes after 12% of Anglo American

Deal would make of Volcan Investments Ltd., Agarwal's family trust, the second-largest investor in Anglo American.

Chile’s Supreme Court casts shadow over Barrick’s plans to restart Pascua-Lama

The country's mining regulator will have to issue a new temporary closure plan for the project, including comments from other government offices.

Escondida mine to resume operations as BHP losses soar past $700 million

The company is currently analyzing options to resume work as soon as possible, which includes hiring temporary workers to replace those that have downed tools.

Antofagasta bullish on copper as earnings jump

The company expects demand to increase 3% this year, while no new mines are scheduled to come online in the short-term and supply disruptions continue.

Copper supply disruptions push prices up

Disputes at BHP Billiton’s Escondida mine in Chile, the world's biggest copper mine, and Freeport’s Grasberg and Cerro Verde mines, are also having a significant effect on global supplies of concentrate.

Freeport’s Cerro Verde copper mine in Peru hit by strike

The mine produced just under 500,000 tonnes of the red metal last year, making it Peru's largest copper operation.

Ecuador anticipates $4 billion in mining investments by 2021

The country expects mining investments to increase 360% in the next four years compared to the 2013-2016 period as it has already granted 160 of the 420 explorations licences it put out to tender in July.

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Copper price falls to 8-week low

Strike at Freeport's giant Peru mine takes offline world's three biggest mines, but worries about demand drops copper after huge jump in warehouse stocks.

Strike at BHP’s Escondida mine takes toll on Chile’s copper output, GDP

The country’s copper output is predicted to have fallen by 12% last month when compared to February 2016, while GDP dropped 1%.

Copper price jumps on Grasberg grind, Escondida escalation

Freeport sees "fundamental shift" at iconic mine as Indonesian spat gets heated and dispute at giant Escondida copper mine in floods-hit Chile turns ugly.

Striking miners at BHP’s Escondida block roads, clash with police

Incidents come despite a local judge ruled late Tuesday that a deferred payment from 2016 should go out to workers within 48 hours.

Copper price: Escondida deal beginning to look distant

BHP Billiton and union at world's largest copper mine can't even agree whether talks are happening or not.

US Lithium to mine for copper, nickel, cobalt in Canada’s Saskatchewan

The Gochagar Lake project, until now property of Diamond Hunter, consists of four claims covering 3,759 hectares located in northern Saskatchewan.

BHP has lost 41,000 tonnes of copper due to strike at Escondida

The company is reviewing its copper output guidance for 2017 as industrial action at its largest copper mine enters its third week Thursday.

Anglo American not selling assets any more as it returns to profit

The world's number five diversified miner posted its first annual net profit in five years.

Here's the latest scoop on Barrick's projects

The company is focusing on assets with the potential to add as much as 1.1 million ounces of gold to its total output beyond 2021.

Striking workers at BHP’s Escondida mine accept Gov’t mediation

The meeting is not a return to mediation but an attempt to agree to return to the negotiating table, the union said.

Copper price surges on BHP force majeure

Copper hits 20-month high after world's number one miner says can't honour supply contracts from Escondida, responsible for 5% of global output.