Chile Mining News

IT played role in rescuing trapped Chilean miners

IT played its role in the fantastic rescue last month in Chile (http://www.im-mining.com/2010/10/14/san-jose-rescue-proceedingsuccessfully-first-miners-out/). The collapse in the San José mine occurred on August 5 and on August 11 Maptek received a call from the team that […]

Special Grinding Mill Linings to Chile

Metso has supplied special, chromium-molybdenum steel mill linings for one 40'x25.5' SAG mill and two 26'x42' ball mills for the expansion of the grinding plant at the Chilean Los Bronces mine, which belongs to Anglo […]

Barrick selects Maptek™ technology for Pascua-Lama project

Barrick has selected the Maptek Vulcan™ mine planning and scheduling tools for implementation at the new Pascua-Lama project in South America. The open pit gold–silver project, straddling the border between Chile and Argentina, is the […]

White Mountain Readies Cerro Blanco Titanium Project for Final Feasibility

White Mountain Titanium Corporation is making preparations for the start of the final engineering feasibility study at its Cerro Blanco titanium project in Region III of Northern Chile.  Read more

Bergteamet to assist with rescuing trapped miners in Chile

Bergteamet AB, leading underground mining contractor in Sweden, is participating as a partner in the rescue operation of the 33 trapped miners in the San Jose mine in Chile. Read more

SPT North Seeking Gyro locates trapped miners in Chile

Stockholm Precision Tools is proud to announce that SPT North-Seeking Gyroscope Survey instrument made a great contribution to the industry and society on August 22nd 2010 by saving the life of 33 miners in a […]

Cheaper desalination options and cheap power can help mines that are short of water

A number of high profile desalination plants have been built by mines, for example in Chile. One of the main deterrents to this option is the high power cost involved. This may be overcome using […]

Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Minera Lumina Copper in Chile

Outotec has agreed with Minera Lumina Copper S.A. on the delivery of a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning plant for the Caserones project, located in high mountains in northern Chile. The contract value is approximately EUR 65 million.

Outotec to deliver a copper plant for Minera Lumina Copper in Chile

Outotec has agreed with Minera Lumina Copper S.A. on the delivery of a copper solvent extraction and electrowinning plant for the Caserones project, located in high mountains in northern Chile. The contract value is approximately EUR 65 million.

Large order for Caserones copper/moly project for FL Smidth

FLSmidth has signed a contract worth in excess of US$75m with Minera Lumina Copper Chile for the supply of design, engineering, and process equipment for their Caserones copper and molybdenum plant in central Chile. Read more […]

Economic Pressures Caused Worst Decline in Exploration Budget of the Last Two Decades

A report released by the Metals Economics Group (MEG) has painted a grim picture for the nonferrous exploration industry. From a record budget high in 2008 of about US $13 billion, the sector has fallen […]

FNX merger to open global projects to Ontario suppliers

Northern Ontario mining suppliers may be able to tap into global mining projects, including a $2-billion mine construction project in Chile, as a result of the recently announced merger between Sudbury miner FNX Mining Company Inc. […]

Diemme Filtration makes foray into India

After setting its base in Chile, Australia, Russia and France, Diemme Filtration is now ready for the Asian market. Read the full press release here: http://www.diemme-spa.com/filtration/_vti_g2_newsArt_aspx_idA_76-rpstry_14_.sphtml

CiDRA successfully monitoring long distance iron slurry pipeline

CiDRA Minerals Processing has successfully installed and commissioned SONARtrac® process monitoring systems at Minera Hierro Atacama, in Copiapó Province, Third Region, Chile. Minera Hierro Atacama is owned by CAP Minería, a mainly Chilean company engaged […]

Chile considers increasing mining royalties, will honour existing contracts

The world's biggest copper miner is considering using increased royalties to help fund post-quake reconstruction

SGS Acquires Verilab SA in Antofagasta, Chile

SGS is pleased to announce the acquisition of Verilab SA in Antofagasta, Chile. From its laboratory in Antofagasta, Verilab performs exploration and grade control analysis using fire assay, wet chemistry and instrumental techniques, principally for […]

Key Chilean copper mines restart after blackout

Two weeks after an 8.8 -magnitude earthquake most of the country was left without power when a transformer failed in the central electricity grid

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 [...]