Chile Mining News
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 [...]
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 […]
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 Workers are seen at Yamana's Minera Florida mine in Chile.
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 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 [...]
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
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.
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 [...]
Workers at the mine in Chile are set to strike after scrapping a contract deal with BHP Billiton.
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 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 commissions a 49HR Rotary Blasthole Drill equipped with a 3800 CFM (107 CMM) air compressor at Collahuasi Copper Mine in Chile, South America.
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 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 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 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. gave the go-ahead Thursday to start construction of its Pascua-Lama project on the border of Chile and Argentina.
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 [...]
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 [...]