Chile Mining News

Gearless mill drives for Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres copper expansion

Siemens has supplied the gearless drives for a 10.9 m, 15 MW SAG mill and a 7.9 m, 15.5 MW ball mill at Antofagasta’s Los Pelambres operation in Chile. The mills, in operation since January, are part of an expansion to increase copper production by 100,000 t/y, with the order worth around €16 million. The [...]

New Premium suppliers on SupplyMine – TLT-Turbo GmbH

TLT-Turbo GmbH has a first-rate engineering, tradition and progress in air and gas handling technology, and a worldwide support network are the cornerstones of TLT-Turbo's global reputation as a fan and ventilation systems manufacturer. TLT-Turbo […]

Chilean mines back at full power but, refineries still down

Mines seem to have emerged largely unscathed by the 8.8-magnitude earthquake in the copper-producing nation and are back at work after stable power was supplied.

Canadian mines unscathed in Chile

Canadian mines unscathed in Chile Workers are seen at Yamana's Minera Florida mine in Chile.

Chilean copper mines slowly resume operations as power supplies return

Despite the 8.8 earthquake and resulting power shortages, copper mines in central Chile have begun resuming operation. However, copper markets are still somewhat nervous.

Finning to supply mining trucks and support equipment to Ministro Hales copper mine, Chile

Finning International’s South American division has received a Letter of Intent (LoI) from Codelco that includes the supply of 20 Caterpillar 797 mining trucks and 15 pieces of support equipment, plus a ten-year maintenance and repair contract. The approximate value of the deal, including the maintenance services, is $400 million. The equipment will be delivered [...]

Chilean firm signs on with Nokomis mining project south of Ely

Duluth Metals entered a joint partnership last month with international mining company Antofagasta to help develop the 3,000-acre Nokomis mining project south of Ely…..more at Duluth News Tribune

Workers at one of world's largest copper mines vote to strike

The world's largest copper producer, Chile's Codelco may seek mediation to head off strike at one of its biggest mines, while Xstrata's Altonorte copper smelter blockaded by strikers.

12 Areas of Cleanup and Success report highlights work at Candelaria copper mine in Chile

The Blacksmith Institute has combined its World’s Worst Polluted Places Report 2009 with its partners Green Cross Switzerland for a new report called the 12 Areas of Cleanup and Success. The Institute says that “While previous reports spotlighted the most severe pollution problems and locations, our 2009 report focuses on 12 programs and strategies that [...]

Spence mineworkers to strike Tuesday – Union

Workers at the mine in Chile are set to strike after scrapping a contract deal with BHP Billiton.

ABB wins $25 million power order in Chile

Zurich, Switzerland, Sep. 18, 2009 – ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth $25 million from Chile’s leading transmission utility, Transelec SA, to provide an SVC Light (Static VAr […]

Austin expands into South America with $19.6 million acquisition of Conymet

Austin Engineering has made another move in its international expansion with the acquisition of the Chile-based steel dump truck body business of Conymet. Austin says “the business is the leading manufacturer and supplier of steel truck bodies in Chile. Based in Antofagasta in Northern Chile, the business is strategically located next to the major copper mines in [...]

Bucyrus 49HR Drill with High Altitude Compressor

Bucyrus commissions a 49HR Rotary Blasthole Drill equipped with a 3800 CFM (107 CMM) air compressor at Collahuasi Copper Mine in Chile, South America.

SRK poised to grow with the Argentinian mining industry

The Argentinian mining industry may still be small compared with Australia, Canada and Chile, but SRK Consulting believes it has huge potential. VS Consultores (VSC), a Buenos Aires-based consultancy that has been working with SRK’s […]

CiDRA Minerals Processing Supplies Instrumentation to Major Mine in Chile

CiDRA Minerals Processing Inc. has announced that SONARtrac process monitoring instrumentation has been chosen for flow measurement on critical water lines within the Collahuasi mine in Chile. CiDRA, working with TIAR Ltda. of Chile, has […]

CiDRA Trial is Success in the World’s Largest Copper Mining Company

CiDRA Minerals Processing, Inc. announced the successful completion of a trial done in two mine sites of Codelco-Chile, the world’s largest copper mining company. The trial was conducted by Kairos Mining, a joint venture between […]

Outotec TankCell Proves Its Worth

Outotec and Codelco have finished testing the world’s largest mechanical flotation cell, the TankCell-300, with an active volume of over 300m3, at Codelco's Chuquicamata copper mine in Chile. During that time, the new cell was […]

Barrick Gold Corp. gives go-ahead to Pascua-Lama project

Barrick Gold Corp. gave the go-ahead Thursday to start construction of its Pascua-Lama project on the border of Chile and Argentina.

CiDRA wins third expansion contract

CiDRA Minerals Processing, a company offering real time process monitoring equipment, has been awarded, through Bechtel Chile Ltda, its third expansion contract to supply SONARtrac® process monitoring systems to Minera Los Pelambres in Chile, one of the world’s largest copper mines. The SONARtrac systems will provide volumetric flow measurements on critical slurry lines within the [...]

Remote dozer operation enhances operator safety

Where bulldozers work on ore stockpiles, operators can be exposed to major safety challenges. Poor visibility, unstable ground and material falling from conveyors have led to numerous injuries and fatalities among dozer operators. At BHP Billiton’s Escondida mine in Chile this safety challenge has been addressed by implementing technology to allow dozers to be operated remotely. This [...]