Latin America Mining News

Yamana Gold resumes operations at mine in Chile after deal with unions

The strike has not had a significant impact on mine and consolidated production, the company said.

Barrick’s chairman wants the miner to be a ‘company of owners’

Executive Chairman John L. Thornton discusses company’s new global employee share plan.

Goldcorp shares lifted by 2017 guidance

World number four miner announces ambitious production, reserves and cost-cutting targets.

First shipment of iron ore from Vale’s new S11D mine en route to Asia

The company has loaded 26,500 tonnes of iron ore onto three ships at the company's port of Ponta de Madeira.

McEwen gold output slightly down in 2016, but liquid assets doubled

Annual consolidated production in 2016 was 145,530 gold equivalent ounces, down from the 154,529 gold equivalent ounces mined in 2015, but liquid assets now worth $64 million.

Goldcorp sells mines in Mexico, Guatemala for about $470 million

As part of the world's third largest gold producer by market value's ongoing efforts to focus on highly profitable, core assets.

Southern Copper's $1.2bn Peru mine expansion ready by year-end

Southern Copper's (NYSE:SCCO) $1.2 billion expansion of its Toquepala open-pit mine in southern Tacna, Peru, will be ready by the end of the year and in operations early 2018, the company said. The company’s president and chief […]

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

Strike at Yamana Gold mine in Chile enters ninth day, shares fall

Operations have been halted since Friday, when one of the two unions blocked all access to El Peñón as a way to press management.

Canada's gold miners to embrace green energy to control costs

Expected increased in the adoption of alternative energy sources by the country's gold sector to be boosted by recently passed regulations, such as the carbon tax.

Canada’s Filo Mining injects $7M into copper-gold-silver project on Chile Argentina border

The Vancouver-based company plans to complete 6,000 metres of additional drilling at Filo del Sol, its flagship project.

Eldorado Gold output slightly below target, shares fall

Company has decided to reconfigure the plan for its Turkey-based Kışladağ mine, which is its flagship operation.

BSGR boss house arrest ends with no charges over Guinea bribery claims

The Israeli billionaire, under house arrest since Dec. 19, has been at the centre of an international investigation into alleged bribery to win mining rights in Guinea.

Final phase of Minas Rio mine expansion a priority for Anglo — report

The company plans to invest a $308 million (R$1 billion) this year to allow the iron ore mine reach a 26.5 million tonnes a year capacity.

Vale not giving up on Rio Colorado potash project just yet

Instead, the company is moving forward with a new prefeasibility study for the Argentina-based asset.

Copper to be best performing commodity of 2017 — analysts

Experts and industry actors interviewed by MINING.com see prices picking up this year, driven by declining supplies and the prospect of increased demand coming from construction, electric vehicles and other renewable technologies.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

Samarco restart a step closer

Vale agrees to pit use for tailings.

The most exciting time to be a mining stock investor

The most exciting time to be a mining stock investor is when a exploration company is drilling and awaiting assays.

Venezuela misses payout to Spokane gold junior

Gold Reserve says initial $300m payment from Venezuela government under $770m copper-gold project seizure settlement "expected in the next few days."

Newly found ‘ghost octopods’ at risk from deep-sea mining

This as the creature lays its eggs on the dead stalks of sponges, attached to rocky crusts, which are rich in metals like manganese.

Could technology prevent another Samarco?

EnviroSuite says using best practice technology is a critical step in mitigating environmental and associated corporate risks, and in reducing the demands of crisis management that follow incidents with major environmental and community impacts.

Vancouver junior mining pump-and-dump scheme exposed

Volkmar Guido Hable, ex Samaranta Mining CEO, will be hauled before a BC Securities Commission panel later this month.

Canadian Wealth Minerals to acquire Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

The project, known as Laguna Verde, is located in the country’s north, known for its vast salt flats under which experts say there is enough of the commodity to supply the world for decades.

Vale to sell fertilizer business to Mosaic for $2.5 billion

Mosaic has agreed to acquire most of Vale's phosphate assets in Brazil, its stake in Peru's Bayovar mine and the firm’s Kronau potash project, in Canada.