Chile Mining News

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.

Copper price drops despite outages at world's biggest mines

Strike at Escondida, export ban and smelter problems at Grasberg and community clashes at Las Bambas.

Goldcorp buys back gold stream on giant Chile project

Vancouver company pays $65 million cash for a 4% stream on El Morro deposit, half of NuevoUnion, its joint venture with Teck.

Talks between BHP, Escondida workers to resume as Gov’t steps in

The company's request for government mediation effectively extends talks and pushes back the start of a potential strike to Feb. 13.

Workers vote to strike at Escondida, world’s largest copper mine

Strike could begin as early as Friday, but will likely be postponed for a five-day government mediation to attempt a resolution.

Hedge funds have never been this bullish about copper price

Chile closes ports servicing some of the world's biggest copper mines due to rough seas while Escondida strike looms.

Copper takes some shine off Anglo American’s results

The miner reported broadly higher output in the fourth quarter across all divisions, except for copper, which suffered from lower grades and strikes.

The world's 10 largest copper mining projects

INTERACTIVE MAP: Together reserves at the global top 10 copper mining projects are worth more than $360 billion.

Barrick’s gold output fell almost 10 percent in 2016

But lower all-in sustaining costs mitigated the impact of decreased production, preliminary full-year figures show.

Copper price jumps to highest since June 2015

Strike threat at BHP's Escondida in Chile, the world's largest copper mine, lifts price to 19-month high.

US demand growth to push copper market into deficit

State forecaster of Chile, responsible for 28% of global copper output, sees US demand bouncing back helping to create supply shortage this year and next.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Moves is expected to help the copper giant cope with a recently passed law that forces it to give 10% of its revenues to the armed forces.

This start-up plans to be a top lithium miner in the UK

Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall.

Yamana Gold resumes operations at mine in Chile after deal with unions

The strike has not had a significant impact on mine and consolidated production, the company said.

Goldcorp shares lifted by 2017 guidance

World number four miner announces ambitious production, reserves and cost-cutting targets.

Copper to be best performing commodity of 2017 — analysts

Experts and industry actors interviewed by MINING.com see prices picking up this year, driven by declining supplies and the prospect of increased demand coming from construction, electric vehicles and other renewable technologies.

Strike at Yamana Gold mine in Chile enters ninth day, shares fall

Operations have been halted since Friday, when one of the two unions blocked all access to El Peñón as a way to press management.

Canada’s Filo Mining injects $7M into copper-gold-silver project on Chile Argentina border

The Vancouver-based company plans to complete 6,000 metres of additional drilling at Filo del Sol, its flagship project.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

Canadian Wealth Minerals to acquire Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

The project, known as Laguna Verde, is located in the country’s north, known for its vast salt flats under which experts say there is enough of the commodity to supply the world for decades.

Anglo American about to make key decision on South African assets sale

While the miner is not longer being pressed to include its platinum assets in the divestment plan, the issue of how to package mines and which ones to include, remains a bone of contention.

Win for Barrick's giant South America gold project

Top gold producer's plans to revive giant Pascua Lama gold-silver-copper project on course after Chile rejects community attempts to block revisions.

Barrick Gold brings in new director to regain strength in Latin America

The gold producer said the region will play an increasingly important role in its growth strategy.