The go-ahead from the Antofagasta region's environmental regulator will allow the company to expand its Radomiro Tomic mine.
Chile Mining News
Using a 3-D layer of polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), or silicone, reduces dendrite growth, which makes batteries safer and longer-lasting.
Swedish court has ruled that local miner Boliden won’t have to pay over $12 million (100 million Swedish crowns) in compensation for health problems allegedly caused by toxic waste it dumped in northern Chile.
The gold miner’s employees will receive this year 90 shares each, taking the total held by staff to more than 1.5 million shares.
Chile’s incoming government is working on a plan to break up Codelco into northern and southern divisions.
The play by Vancouver-based MGX Minerals is part of a global scramble for the super-light metal used in smart phones and electric vehicles.
According to minister Aurora Williams, miners with operations in the country currently spend $20 billion on support services a year and figure is set to increase.
Darien Resource Development has entered into an agreement with Artemis Mining to acquire a 100% interest in the Cristal project located in northern Chile.
The president of the union for Los Pelambres, a unit of the local group Antofagasta, said the company's proposal would be finalized no later than Friday.
According to chief executive officer Patricio de Solminihac, the world will need at least 50,000 tonnes of lithium a year until 2023.
BHP has said it expects to deliver $2 billion of net productivity gains by the end of the 2019 financial year.
The CEO of Mandalay dubbed 2017 as a challenging year for his company.
Miner is advancing a pipeline of projects expected to contribute more than 1 million ounces of annual production starting in 2021.
Company became the latest top miner to report soaring profits, hefty dividends and lighter debt burden.
Hochschild Mining Plc expects production to grow slightly this year as it ramps up output at the Pablo vein at its Pallancata mine in Peru
Mitsui’s investments in Chile’s copper industry date back to the 1990s and it now has minority interests in a number of the country’s leading mines.
Andes Iron appealed an August 2017 decision that forbade its copper and iron ore project from going forward.
Without changing the way it operates, the Canadian miner now wants to set foot in the world’s second lithium producing country.
Chile is an obvious place for Tesla's chief executive, Elon Musk, to look for secure supply, as the global lithium mother-lode is in the brine lakes of the country's Atacama desert.
$429 million impairment on the stalled project after Chile environment agency ordered final closure.
Chile's economy is poised to improve by mid-year as rebounding copper prices and President-elect Sebastian Pinera's promise of business-friendly policies increase optimism among investors.
Rio’s renewed interest in SQM is welcome by the Chilean government, which had expressed concerns about a potential and dangerous concentration in the market should major lithium producers, such as China’s Tianqi, acquire the 32% interest in SQM.
Tesla and SQM were exploring opportunities after Tesla expressed interest in buying "important volumes" of lithium hydroxide from SQM.
The approvals will allow the company to modify its original expansion plan, already permitted and now 44 pct complete, which seeks to add another mine level.
The company beat expectations on Thursday with a 5% increase in 2017 production.