Chile Mining News

Chile’s Codelco incoming boss in England to restart talks with Anglo

Chile’s Codelco new CEO, Thomas Keller, has traveled to London this week to hold talks with global miner Anglo American (LON:ALL), hoping to resolve a multi-billion dollar contract dispute between the parties.

Codelco, the world’s major copper producer, selects AVEVA NET

Chile’s state-run Corporación Nacional del Cobre (CODELCO) has selected AVEVA NET as its information management solution for the execution of important capital projects in the country.

Collahuasi copper mine resumes after worker death

The world's No. 3 copper mine, Chile's Collahuasi, is gradually resuming mining operations following the accidental death of a worker late Saturday, spokeswoman Bernardita Fernandez told Reuters on Sunday.

OZ Minerals inks $90 million deal for copper-moly mine in Chile

Australian copper producer OZ Minerals has struck a deal with Canada's International PBX Ventures for a 90% interest in the Copaquire copper-molybdenum property in Chile.

Collahuasi copper mine resumes after worker death

The world's No. 3 copper mine, Chile's Collahuasi, is gradually resuming mining operations following the accidental death of a worker late Saturday, spokeswoman Bernardita Fernandez told Reuters on Sunday.

Chief of Codelco quits amid legal battle with Anglo

In what it seems to be the first casualty of the heated conflict between diversified miner Anglo American (LON:ALL) and its Chilean adversary Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer announced its CEO Diego Hernandez resigned late Thursday.

Codelco confident of reaching 2012 target despite Q1 drop

The world's top copper producer, Chile's Codelco, said on Wednesday its output fell 10 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier to 373,000 tonnes, but said it was on target to produce 1.708 million tonnes this year.

Anglo and Codelco restart talks to end dispute

The frantic legal battle between diversified miner Anglo American (LON:ALL) and its Chilean adversary Codelco, the world’s largest copper producer, was put on hold as the parties announced they were entering into talks.

Australian miners should seek business opportunities in Latin America: Government

Australian Foreign Minister, Bob Carr, called local mining companies to look at Latin America as a business destination, as the region was emerging as an important economic powerhouse, hungry for Australian investment.

Latin American mining investment boom continues unabated

Over the past decade, mining investment in Latin America has more than doubled, even after experiencing a sharp drop in 2009. According to a report by the Metals Economic Group, Latin America is now the primary destination for mining exploration investment in the world, with 25% of total investment going to Chile, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina.

Copper price: Codelco says strong stomachs will be needed this year

Can it really be worse than last year, when the copper price dropped 26% in a single month?

Chile’s copper export revenue drops 8% to $3.6 billion in April

Chile’s copper export revenue fell 8% to about $3.6 billion in April 2012, compared to the same period last year, when it was lifted by high prices of the commodity, the country’s Central Bank informed today.

Antofagasta shares hit by copper and gold production falls

Shares of Chilean miner Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) were down over 4% at 11:20 ET after the company announced yesterday that its first-quarter copper production fell almost 13% amid rising development and maintenance costs.

Blockade lifted at BHP's Escondida mine

Mine access roads blockaded by contractors at BHP Billiton's Escondida mine have been re-opened.

Contractors protest at BHP Billiton's Escondida in Chile

Contract workers blocked some roads to Chile's Escondida copper mine, the world's largest, on Thursday in a bonus dispute, although production operations weren't halted

Barrick makes investors day by hiking dividend 33%

Barrick Gold Corp. (TSX:ABX) increased its quarterly dividend by 33%, as the company announced Wednesday a 3% increase in its first-quarter profit.

Courts tell Goldcorp to suspend El Morro construction

The Supreme Court of Chile suspended Goldcorp's (GG: NYSE; G: TSX) environmental permit for the El Morro copper-gold project.

Teck cashes in on Chile’s copper

For centuries, pilgrims have thronged to the Chilean mountain town of Andacollo – to worship at the historic church and to mine the dusty hills for copper. Now a new wave of pilgrims is worshipping at the altar of Andacollo – Canadians, in the form of Teck Resources Ltd., which that has spent more than US$ 440 million expanding an open-pit copper project on the edge of town.

Argentina's Supreme court demands environmental reports used to approve Barrick's Pascua Lama

The Argentine supreme court has ordered the national and the San Juan provincial governments to submit the environmental reports that were used to approve Canadian miner Barrick Gold's (NYSE: ABX) bi-national Pascua Lama gold-silver project, a source from the court told BNamericas.

Chile placer gold mining

Before coming to Santiago, I had thought of Chile as a place of copper mines. Today I learnt that gold was and is a major mined product of Chile.

Teck files environmental assessment for Chilean project

Teck Resources' epic $5.6 billion Quebrada Blanca copper-molybdenum mine expansion has taken another step ahead.

New WesTech representative for mining equipment in Chile

Beginning May this year, PROJECT SUPPLY Ltd. (PSL)., a complete solution provider focused in the mining industry, will represent the sales of WESTECH mining equipment in Santiago, Chile.

Chilean court denies Codelco bid to freeze Anglo American's dividends

Diversified miner Anglo American Plc. (LON:AAL) announced today the 14th Civil Court of Santiago has rejected state copper giant Codelco's latest petition to freeze 49% of the dividends paid by the Sur Division of the London-based miner.

Vast new copper supplies depressing prices? Don't worry, it's never going to happen

A senior trader in the red metal says “the miners are all lying” about the chances of their projects actually coming on stream.

Chilean mining industry faces looming energy crisis

Chile will not be able to keep mining for copper, gold and other minerals if the government does not address the country's pressing energy needs, a mining conference in Santiago heard this week.