Latin America Mining News

Cochilco forecasts Chile's 2018 copper output up 4.3 pct

Chilean copper commission Cochilco forecast on Friday that Chile would produce 5.76 million tonnes of the red metal in 2018.

Fourteen Colombian miners rescued from collapsed mine

It took authorities about three hours to be able to dig a back access entrance.

Bolivia nearing deal on partner to develop lithium – minister

The South American nation hopes to sign a deal with a foreign partner after a decade of state-led development left output far short of goals for the metal.

RCT’s bespoke solution a world-first

The Codelco-owned site is prone to mud rush caused by ice melting on the Andes range situated on the surface, a hazard that closed the exploration area for months on end. This combined with the company’s plan to expand operations to the seventh and eighth levels made it crucial to find a solution that would allow them to mine mud ore safely.

Argentinian government wants to change Glacier Law to boost mining development

The Deputy Secretary of Mining Policy said the world needs Argentina's copper, lithium, gold and silver.

Sixteen people trapped in gold mine in Colombia

The quarry’s entrance collapsed Wednesday afternoon.

Peru will not 'impose' mining projects on communities -prime minister

The government of new Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said it would not "impose" mining projects on nearby communities that object to them.

Prosecutors, Samarco to ask more time for disaster's compensation plan

They are seeking to obtain 30 more days to finish details of the plan.

SQM: lithium mining needs at least $10B investment over 10 years

"There is a legitimate concern on the side of the vehicle manufacturers."

New drilling products displayed at Expomin will mean more productivity

Held every two years, Expomin will take place April 23-27, 2018 at the Espacio Riesco Convention Center in Santiago, Chile.

After setbacks, Anglo American counting on turnaround for Minas-Rio mine

Minas-Rio is Anglo American’s biggest development project, and its bet on the future of iron ore.

Anglo gives 30-day leave to workers at suspended Brazil iron ore mine

The company halted production and transport operations for 90 days at the Minas-Rio mine to comply with a request by authorities that it inspects a pipeline that has leaked twice.

Brazil's Vale reports iron ore output slips in Q1

The world's top iron ore producer said that heavy rains in the first three months of the year impacted its output.

Authorities bring down illegal mining site in the Peruvian Amazon

The Madre de Dios region has seen a surge in illegal mining operations.

Argentinian secretaries to jail for Veladero spill

The officials are accused of abuse of power in the case of the 2015 cyanide spill at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine.

Impact of electric cars in medium-term copper demand ‘overrated’, experts say

Increasing disposable income in emerging economies and the adoption of greener technologies, are the two factors to drive most of the expected increased demand in copper during the next five years.

Labour conflict at Torex mine in Mexico cools off

Los Mineros Union, led by expat in Vancouver Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, had been fighting since November 2017, to be the legally constituted union at the ELG Mine Complex.

Gold Fields to make decision on Chile gold mine next year

Salares Norte production to begin around 2021 and quickly achieve target output of 345,000 ounces of gold a year.

Mining industry must improve human rights, environment protection — index

The Responsible Mining Index, launched in Geneva on Wednesday, assesses the policies and practices of 30 large companies that produce 25 percent of mined commodities, from gold to copper and coal, operating in more than 40 countries.

Australia's South32 to appeal damages ruling in Colombia

The court accepted as valid arguments and evidence presented by community leaders who claimed that waste emissions from South32’s Cerro Matoso nickel mine caused skin, lung and heart problems to people in the nearby towns.

Colombia pro-mining referendum will not soothe global miners

Pro-mining votes seem set to benefit local companies and mining in streams and on mountainsides, not multinationals.

Copper supply crunch earlier than predicted — experts

Copper production will peak in the second half of 2019, making a growing supply deficit much more real.

Mantos Copper expanding Chile mine projects despite rising costs

Once these projects are completed, Mantos Copper expects its production to nearly double to 165,000 tonnes annually.

Collahuasi says to slash costs to under $1/lb in 2018

Collahuasi, owned by Anglo American Plc and Glencore Plc, is located in northern Chile and is among the world's largest copper mines.

Chile mulls revision to mining code

Authorities may consider potential revisions to the mining laws in order to make companies that already own concessions to work on them or else give them up.