Chile Mining News

International Battery Metals announces second licensing agreement with Ensorcia Metals Corp. for its lithium extraction technologies in Argentina

Argentina and Chile have some of the world's richest lithium bearing salars and with EAL's and Sorcia's ability to access those resources it's a step closer in achieving our goal as a disruptive technology for Lithium extraction.

Winning Teck's copper mine prize may come down to more than cash

Teck, which owns 90% of Quebrada Blanca in northern Chile, is looking to sell a 30 to 40% stake to an outside investor.

Copper output to spike in world’s top producer Chile

Copper output in Chile, the world’s top producer of the metal, is expected to increase 4% in 2019 and continue to grow steadily during 2019 due to stronger performance from major mines, upgrades to existing operations, and lower risk of labour strikes.

Lundin confirms job cuts at Chile's Candelaria copper mine

Canadian miner Lundin is cutting 106 jobs at its Candelaria copper mine "improve competitiveness and productivity", amid reports that workers had begun a 48-hour strike.

Teck to name partner in Chilean copper project in December

Canada’s largest diversified miner is also studying a Phase 3 for Quebrada Blanca, which would double the mine’s capacity to 600,000 tonnes of copper a year from the 300,000 it’s expected to achieve once Phase 2 is completed.

Chile trims its 2018, 2019 copper price forecasts

Cochilco lowered its average copper price prediction for this year by $0.03 to $2.97 per pound on Thursday in its second negative projection in six months.

Antofagasta approves $1.3B expansion of Los Pelambres mine

The company said the expansion, to start in early 2019, would add an average 60,000 tonnes of copper a year to its production over the first 15 years of operation.

Rio Tinto wants a piece of Teck’s copper project in Chile

Canada’s largest diversified miner has been looking for a development partner for the $4.8-billion extension of Quebrada Blanca copper mine in northern Chile.

Xiana pays Glencore $25 million for Chilean operation

The Vancouver-based miner acquired Altos De Punitaqui, a producing copper-gold operating company.

Chilean regulators reject Albemarle's plans to boost lithium output

The applicant does not present the details necessary to rule out significant adverse impacts on the soil, water and air.

Top copper miner's output slump adds to worry on metal shortfall

Codelco reported declines across all of its mines in September as ore grades fell an average of 5% in the first nine months of the year.

Chile copper output hits 4.25m tonnes through September, up 7.3%

Chile, the world's top copper exporter, produced 4.25 million tonnes of copper in the first nine months of 2018.

Albemarle profit rise beats forecasts on lithium price hikes

Lithium sales rose less than 1% as production slipped due to unexpected shut downs at three of our lithium manufacturing sites - Albemarle

A beautiful mine

While lithium giants like SQM and Albemarle tangle with one another over scarce lithium brines and water, a beautiful lithium mine in Nevada’s Clayton Valley is taking shape.

Albemarle's claim to unique lithium technology draws scrutiny

Albemarle says it expects to ultimately receive approval to produce more lithium from Chilean Nuclear Energy Commission (CCHEN).

3D visualization to ramp up speed, accuracy on drilling projects

Seequent and IMDEX are collaborating to integrate IMDEX HUB-IQ, which provides access to sub-surface data.

Surge Exploration to buy Atacama Cobalto property in Chile

The property was originally explored as an iron-ore mine prospect but it ended up showing cobalt potential with positive assay results.

Almost a quarter of Antofagasta’s energy needs met by renewables

The Zaldívar copper mine in Chile, a joint venture between Antofagasta and Barrick, will be able to replace greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to 350,000 tonnes per year, or about 87,000 vehicles annually.

Hudbay shrugs off investor concerns, buys Nevada copper junior

The miner has bought Mason Resources despite shareholder Waterton previously requesting a moratorium on any near-term acquisitions.

BHP announces $5.2B share buyback, keeps promise to return US Onshore asset sale proceeds

The world's biggest miner promised in July to return the $10.5 billion in sale proceeds to shareholders.

Golden Arrow options advanced stage Indiana gold-copper project in Chile

The advanced-stage gold-copper project features a near surface deposit of high-grade gold and copper.

Surge enters MoU to acquire Incahuasi lithium project in Chile

The project sits atop the Incahuasi Salar and it is located on the Chile/Argentina national border some 75 kilometres southeast from the Atacama Salar.

Meet Escondida’s giant robotic arm – an example of open innovation

Introducing BHP's Trommel maintenance robot.

Yamana Gold sells Gualcamayo to Mineros in $85 million deal

The Gualcamayo acquisition adds 491,000 ounces of gold in reserves and 2.28 million ounces of gold in indicated mineral resources.

Chile’s court rejects lawsuit to block Nutrien’s sale of stake in SQM to Tianqi

While the decision is final and not subject to appeal, one legal hurdle remains — Pampa Group, which controls SQM, earlier this month filed an additional appeal with Chile’s TDLC antitrust court.