The Herald Sun has an interesting feature piece on Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources, an Australian company with Chinese backing that is partnering with Rio Tinto on three early-stage exploration projects in Chile.
Chile Mining News
BBC News reports on new technology used for mining copper in Chile. Biosigma, a joint venture between Codelco and Nippon Metals and Mining, is experimenting with microbes that break down copper at higher recovery rates and reduce operating costs:
It’s Ecuador and Colombia next for Chilean copper giant Codelco, as the company proceeds with plans to become more international by exploring mining opportunities in neighbouring countries.
Chile's supreme court has confirmed a previous appeals court ruling that ordered state copper producer Codelco to pay the costs of the legal process i...
Chilean copper giant Codelco is preparing new legal actions in its dispute with Anglo American (LSE:AAL) as the company is not satisfied with the documents submitted Wednesday to a civil court by the London-based company.
PX Pressure Exchangerä (PXä) devices from Energy Recovery Inc (ERI), a global leader in the design and development of energy recovery devices and pumps for desalination and other industrial processes, have been selected for two separate large-scale desalination projects in Chile.
In a story MINING.com reported last week, Barrick disputes some of the reasons that the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Exim) and Export Development Canada (EDC) no longer appear as backers for the Pascua Lama project.
Chile's arid Atacama desert, home to several of the world's key mines, has been experiencing heavy rains but copper miners Collahuasi and Cerro Colorado say operations have been little affected.
Shares of Chilean miner Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) were down 3.1% this morning after the company disappointed market hopes for a whopping special dividend and announced instead a cut on dividends and an increased spending on growth projects.
Chile's Centre for Copper and Mining Studies, CESCO, is holding this year's Cesco Week from 16-19 April in Santiago. This copper focussed event brings together major players in the mining sector from around the world that have a special emphasis on Latin America, as well as metal processing companies, investment banks, traders, engineering and shipping companies, amongst others.
Goldcorp. Inc. (TSX:G) says development will continue as planned on the $3.9-billion El Morro copper and gold project unless Chile's supreme court upholds a decision that rescinds its environmental permit.
The Company is on track to deliver significant earnings, EBITDA and cash flow growth again in 2012 as we expect the Cerro Bayo silver-gold mine will reach full production by the fourth quarter and the Costerfield gold-antimony mine will achieve more stable operations
Chile newspaper La Tercera is reporting that an appeals court has suspended environmental authorization for Goldcorp's El Morro project over objections by local communities. Construction of the mine was due to commence in September this year at a cost of $3.9 billion over five years.
Canadian miner Mandalay Resources (TSX: MND, MND.WT) resumed operations at its Cerro Bayo project in Chile today, after protestors removed blockades, allowing supplies in and out of the mine.
In an surprising move, London-listed, Chilean copper producer Antofagasta PLC (LON:ANTO) announced that the chief executive of its copper division, Marcelo Awad, had agreed to quit.
In Latin America the decade-long bull run for mining and hydrocarbons is mostly behind us, according to Jason Press, a regional specialist analyzing equities for Citigroup.
Chilean state giant Codelco, the world's biggest copper producer, plans to invest over US$4.3 billion this year, said the company’s president Diego Hernandez said on Tuesday
Latin America remained the most popular exploration destination, attracting 25% of global explorations spending in 2011, said to the Halifax-based Metals Economics Group's World Exploration Trends report released on Sunday.
New Gold announces record financial results in 2011 with 212% increase in earnings and 23% increase in net cash generated from operations
New Gold Inc. ("New Gold") (TSX and NYSE AMEX:NGD) today announces financial and operational results for the fourth quarter and year ended 2011, with record annual earnings and cash flow. The company, once again, met its production guidance achieving record annual production of 387,155 ounces during 2011 at a total cash cost(1) per ounce sold, net of by-product sales, of $446 per ounce.
Canadian company Finning International Inc. (TSX:FTT), Caterpillar’s equipment distributor in Chile, announced it will invest over US$350 millions in the South American country the year.
Copper output in Chile, the world's largest copper producer, tumbled 7.6% in the last 12 months to 396,341 metric tons, the National Statistics Institute (INE), a government statistics agency, announced this morning.
The Chilean government has launched an innovative employment program that aims to allow more women to work within the mining industry. The program will be launched in the northern regions of Tarapaca, Atacama and Coquimbo to begin with and then spread to other regions later in the year.
Canadian miner Mandalay Resources (TSX: MND, MND.WT) announced today that scheduled shipment of concentrate for February from the Cerro Bayo silver-gold mine in Chile has been delayed due to increasing public protests in the south of that country.
Eastern Canada’s New Brunswick claimed the top spot at the world’s most attractive jurisdiction for mineral exploration and development list, released by the Fraser Institute today.
Chile is not only the largest copper producer in the world, but also the country with the largest worldwide reserves of the red metal, reveals the latest commodity report by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).