The country's leading copper miners, Codelco and Anglo American, say operations are normal and there was no serious damage after the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that hit central Chile on Sunday.
Latin America Mining News
As oil prices continue to rise, and nations around the world look for ways to weather an energy crisis, Chile is turning to one of its own best renewable resources – solar energy – to supply much needed power.
In its annual ranking of countries in terms of political risks for mining investment, the mineral industry advisory firm Behre Dolbear, has ranked Australia, Canada, Chile, Brazil and Mexico as the top five nations in which to locate mining projects.
Australian miners are setting up in remote outback areas in a land enjoying a resources boom - Chile.
Chinese investors are turning their focus to emerging economies as they look to expand their demand for commodities and switching away from Australia and Canada, which are getting too expensive.
The Herald Sun has an interesting feature piece on Chinalco Yunnan Copper Resources, an Australian company with Chinese backing that is partnering with Rio Tinto on three early-stage exploration projects in Chile.
Mediaworks reports hundreds of indigenous people in Ecuador opposed to planned mining projects are marching towards the country's capital of Quito.
Global mining firms say energy vulnerability is a risk they worry about in one of the last relatively unexplored countries, which is thought to still have big undiscovered deposits even after centuries of mining.
BBC News reports on new technology used for mining copper in Chile. Biosigma, a joint venture between Codelco and Nippon Metals and Mining, is experimenting with microbes that break down copper at higher recovery rates and reduce operating costs:
It’s Ecuador and Colombia next for Chilean copper giant Codelco, as the company proceeds with plans to become more international by exploring mining opportunities in neighbouring countries.
There are few, if any, reports of damage to mines hours after a large earthquake rocked central and southern Mexico on Tuesday.
Peru's Madre de Dios gold-rich region is losing US$560,000 a day as a result of informal miners' protests happening in the area since Monday, said the country’s president of the regional chamber of commerce, Roman Meza.
Mexico’s exploration expenditures are the highest in Latin America, reaching a record high of almost US$1 billion in 2011, says the latest report released by the Metals Economics Group’s (MEG), a think tank based in Halifax, Canada.
Latin America remained the most popular exploration destination, attracting 25% of global explorations spending in 2011, said to the Halifax-based Metals Economics Group's World Exploration Trends report released on Sunday.
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 […]