Latin America Mining News

Metso takes strong services foothold in Chile's mining cluster

Metso continues to expand its industry-leading global service hub network.

A tale of two 'doomsdays': gold and the global economy

Two doomsday scenarios.

Codelco copper shipments hit by spreading strike at Chilean ports

The world’s No. 1 copper producer faces a challenging scenario as a large number of ports have stopped shipping the miner's copper abroad.

Chairman Munk prepares to leave Barrick Gold

Co-chairman John L. Thornton seems to be the chosen successor.

Ten mining experts you should follow on Twitter

MINING.com's first 'Twitter Mining Top Ten' list.

Shareholders should rein in expectations or quit mining sector: Cynthia Carroll

She said investors need to understand “what it really takes to deliver projects.”

Chile’s $550 million coal mine ready to start shipments

Mine will substantially reduce the country's dependence on international markets by supplying up to 30% of the current local needs.

Further evidence of the 'gold production cliff': Intierra

New gold discoveries declined by 45% over the past decade.

Mercury pollution linked to illegal gold mining in Peru reaches lethal levels

This is the main conclusion of a new study of mercury contamination in fish and humans in the Peruvian jungle.

Latin America chooses mining investment over environment: report

Study reveals some Latin American countries are racing to attract foreign investors eager to cash in on natural resources.

Canadian mining investments in Latin America

INTERACTIVE MAP: Explore active mines by company, country, and the year that the mine was acquired.

Mine in Brazil set to produce gold 1/3 below average industry cost

Brazil mine to produce gold at 1/3 global average cost.

The essentials for miners in Canada's 2013 federal budget

Both good and bad for Canadian mining in the 2013 federal budget.

Argentine court bans Vale from closing down $11bn potash project

The miner must "abstain from ... dismantling installations (and) removing tools, machinery and other work implements" or face heavy fines otherwise.

First Quantum takes over Inmet: a new copper giant is born

The new merged company projects a 1.3 million tonnes of copper output per year by 2018.

Batista takes another blow as his iron ore firm records massive loss

MMX posts loss as Batista's empire is dragged down by debts and his wealth declines $1bn in a month.

How earthquakes create gold deposits instantaneously

Study shows that gold deposits are created instantaneously through a process called 'flash vaporization'.

UPDATE: Barrick says Pueblo Viejo shipment released by Dominican customs

World number one gold miner contradicts earlier reports.

Brazil's Batista taking a bath

Business magnate has billions of dollars of debt and has lost a huge chunk of his personal wealth.

Potash project fallout: Vale tells directors to leave Argentina over 'safety concerns'

Tensions over Vale dropping potash project with skyrocketing costs rise.

Formalization of artisanal miners in Peru approaches deadline

Peruvian artisanal and small-scale miners have until October to become "formal miners" by achieving environmental certification.

World’s top copper producer faces major strike threat and lower demand

In 2011, Codelco was hit by a one-day strike that cost it $40 million.

Alberta government steps up marketing campaign to sway Americans on Keystone XL

With the long awaited Keystone XL decision looming, the Alberta government took out a $30,000 ad in the New York Times to appeal to Americans.

Two dead during eviction of illegal miners in northern Peru

Illegal gold production in the South American nation has increased fivefold in the last six years.

Hundreds of workers sacked at BHP's Escondida in Chile

The cause of their dismissal is their involvement in demonstrations for better wages and benefits early this month.