Chile Mining News

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

Mandalay resources resumes mining operations at Cerro Bayo

Operations returned to normal in all areas, excluding around the location where an accident occurred on September 10, 2016, while investigations continue.

Strike ends at Anglo American Los Bronces mine in Chile

Los Bronces, Anglo American’s flagship operation, is expected to produce between 600,000 and 630,000 tonnes of copper this year.

Los Bronces miners down tools

Miners at one of Chile's largest copper operations walked off the job on Friday morning after rejecting the majority-owner's final offer in collective wage talks.

Codelco warns strike at Salvador mine risks division’s future

Salvador, Codelco’s smallest operation, has been battling to turn a profit after dwindling ore grades pushed up production costs.

Hot Chili's hot Chilean gold and copper prospects

Exploration at Hot Chili Ltd.'s Productora copper project, located in Chile, has uncovered a gold resource at Sierra Zapallo, prompting analyst Trent Barnett of Hartleys to upgrade the company to a Speculative Buy.

Barrick appoints new exec to restart Argentine side of Pascua-Lama

George Bee will assume as vice president of the Argentine side of the project effective Sep. 12.

Kinross Gold halts Maricunga mine in Chile, lays off 300 workers

Suspension of Maricunga comes earlier than planned after a court upheld the country’s regulator decision to shut down the water system linked to the mine over environmental concerns.

Glencore posts worst half-yearly profit since listing in London

Despite a rebound in commodity prices and successful costs cuts, Glencore remained in the red in the six months to end-June.

Too much copper drops price to six-week low

Few disruptions could dump additional 230,000 tonnes onto already oversupplied market this year.

Bolivia sets high hopes on its lithium industry

The country began shipping lithium to China this week, in what is considered the first step towards fulfilling its ambitions to becoming the world’s No. 1 exporter of the commodity.

Metso inks key deal with world's largest copper miner Codelco

To support the conversion of Chuquicamata, the largest open-pit copper mine in the world, to a large-scale underground mining operation.

Chile’s Codelco may slash copper output as it further cuts costs to the bone

The world's top copper miner admits to be facing its “worst crisis ever” since created in 1976.

Glencore can't find buyer to pay up for Lomas Bayas

Report says Swiss miner was unable to get the $500 million plus it wanted for the Chilean copper mine.

More bad news for copper price

Study shows the most efficient mines in top producer Chile now produce copper for less than $1 a pound after finding an additional 13% in savings this year.

Anglo American declines merger offer from Vedanta

Vedanta Resources’ chairman Anil Agarwal allegedly approached Anglo in several opportunities earlier this year to discuss potential tie-ups.

Anglo American narrows debt despite posting steep first-half loss

The miner said its turnaround plan was “on track” as it slashed debt and beat earnings forecasts in the first half of the year.

Antofagasta lowers full-year copper output target, says surplus shows little sign of easing

The Chilean copper miner said full-year production would be at the lower end of the 710,000 to 740,000 tonnes it predicted in January.

Heavy snowfall in Chile forces Anglo to cut annual copper target

Shares plunged after miner revealed that output fell almost across the board in the April – June period.

Did $78 billion South African gold exports really go missing?

According to a UN report, since 2000 two-thirds of South Africa's gold exports – mostly to India – did not appear on its trade partners' books.

Stormy seas hit Chile copper exports, could buoy prices

Choppy seas off the coast of Chile caused widespread delays to copper shipments from the world's top producer in the second half of June, potentially supporting prices in a market grappling with oversupply

Chinese eye Atlantic Canada’s lithium project

Lithium prices have soared in the past year, and demand is set to outstrip supply by 2023.

Value of Chilean copper exports at financial-crisis lows

New data shows the first six months of 2016 were tough for Chilean copper producers.

BHP greenlights expansion at Escondida copper mine in Chile

With the expansion, Escondida is targeting an average output of 1.2 million tonnes a year over the next decade, up from about 940,000 tonnes it produced last year.

World's largest copper mine output, profit plummeted in Q1

Chile’s Escondida produced 265,597 tonnes in the period, or 23% less than the 347.125 tonnes it generated in Q1 2015.