Latin America Mining News

SolGold up on Ecuador project results, Canada listing

Having climbed almost 64% since the start of the year, investor sentiment towards SolGold appears to be quite positive.

Chilean experts confirm Mandalay’s mine fully flooded, including trapped workers shelter

Chances of finding the missing workers alive are almost nil, they say.

Infographic | How copper riches helped shape Chile's economic story

Today, Chile is the world's top copper producer with 7 of the 14 biggest mines globally. But it wasn't always that way...

After rainforest victory for Brazil’s environmentalists, a mining battle looms

Brazil ministry wants to open border regions to foreign miners. Amazon-basin area about the size of Alaska could be affected.

Goldcorp sells Camino Rojo gold-silver project in Mexico to Orla Mining

The asset, in the state of Zacatecas, is located about 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Goldcorp’s flagship Peñasquito mine.

Miners punished as iron ore price resumes decline

New Citigroup report predicts low $40s by end of the year, early 2018.

Small-cap mining stocks, big-time opportunity

It’s a buyer’s market—if you know what you’re looking for.

Protesters block access to Tahoe’s Escobal silver mine in Guatemala

Protest seems to be about a variety of issues, including claims that mining at Escobal is causing seismic activity in Casillas, located about 20 km from the operation.

Mandalay’s mine fully flooded, trapped workers unlikely to be alive — Chile’s Army

A waterproof camera is expected to reach Monday the area where the miners are believed to have been working and where the shelter is located.

Heavy snowfall disrupts rescue of workers trapped at Mandalay’s mine in Chile

It’s unknown whether the two workers are alive, as authorities have been unable to make contact with them.

SolGold soars after raising more than $41 million via share placing

The placing is at a 15% premium to SolGold's closing price on Thursday and at a 12% discount to its peak share price of 46.75p on May 26.

Argentina lifts curbs on cyanide use at Barrick's Veladero mine

While the measure allows the company to resume full operations, Barrick said it plans to gradually restart them.

Crystallex moves forward in legal dispute with Venezuela

A court in the District of Columbia is allowing Canadian Crystallex the possibility of advancing in a legal dispute against Venezuela

Nyrstar sells mothballed Mexican zinc mine for $20 million

Despite a hot zinc market, Switzerland-based Nyrstar (EBR:NYR) has unloaded another of its zinc mines, this time the Campo Morado mine in Mexico.

Argentina passes mining act expected to create 125,000 new jobs

Agreement is part of plan to double investment in the sector to $25bn in eight years.

Copper demand from electric vehicles to be nine times higher by 2027 — study

The growing market for electric vehicles will significantly impact demand for copper over the next decade, according to new research commissioned by the International Copper Association.

3,000-year-old copper mask is oldest crafted object in South America

It's a well-known fact that copper was used by ancient peoples to make some of the earliest tools and artwork.

Two workers trapped at Mandalay’s Cerro Bayo mine in Chile after flooding

Operations at the silver-gold mine have been suspended until further notice.

SLIDESHOW: The iron ore price wars 2002–2017

Iron ore's transformation from a relic of the industrial age to the driving force behind a commodity supercycle that reshaped the global economy.

Anglo American appoints takeovers expert as new chairman

Stuart Chambers, 61 and former chairman of UK chip designer Arm, will join Anglo as a non-executive director in September, replacing Parker in November.

First Majestic Silver to resume mining after labour disruption

First Majestic Silver's (NYSE:AG,TSX:FR) La Encantada silver mine in Mexico should be back into the ore within weeks after a labour disruption halted production in May.

Large precious metals player entering 'catalyst-rich period' in Mexico

BMO Analyst Andrew Kaip highlights what to expect from this developer in the near and more-distant future with a rating upgrade.

Shandong to borrow $1.26B to buy half of Argentinian gold mine

Top Chinese gold producer Shandong Mining will have to arrange financing before unlocking its half of the Veladero mine in Argentina.

Pimenton mine in Chile goes bankrupt

One of the world's highest-grade gold mines has been closed and its operator has declared bankruptcy due to a lack of working capital.

BHP finally lifts Escondida force majeure

43-day strike at world's largest copper mine cost BHP around $1 billion in lost revenue.