Latin America Mining News

Mining companies to benefit from updated FTA between Canada and Chile

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Chilean President Sebastian Piñera signed yesterday an agreement to upgrade the free trade deal between their two nations, which will benefit several miners with presence or planning to explore in the South American country.

Civil strike against mining project shuts down Cajamarca —again

A protest against Newmont Mining's proposed Conga copper-gold mine shut down much of Peru's Cajamarca region last Wednesday, reported World War 4 Report.

Endeavour Silver pays $250 million for two Mexican properties

Endeavour Silver is paying a quarter-billion dollars for two Mexican mining properties owned by AuRico Gold (TSX:AUQ). Endeavour (TSX:EDR) said yesterday it will spend up to $250 million for AuRico's El Cubo silver-gold mine in Guanajuato state, and the Guadalupe y Calvo silver-gold exploration project in the state of Chihuahua.

Key report for Newmont's $4.8 billion Conga gold project now expected tomorrow

Peru’s long-running Conga mine dispute is about to reach a turning point as international consultants appointed by the government in February are expected to deliver their report on the viability of proposed water for Newmont Mining (NYSE:NEM) and Buenaventura’s US$4.8 billion copper-gold project tomorrow.

$1.7 billion in business as a result of Expomin 2012

1,300 exhibitors, 5,000 new products, 35 countries represented, 70,000 visitors and nearly $1.7 billion in future business is the result of ExpoMin 2012, the world mining congress held April 9 to 13 in Santiago, Chile.

Anglo American faces new obstructions to Minas Rio

Anglo American has halted preliminary work for installation of a power line at its Minas Rio iron ore project in Brazil, following a judge's decision to suspend the installation license for the line.

The meek shall inherit the earth, but not its mineral rights: Meet mining's 40 richest billionaires

MINING.com counts more than 90 billionaires involved in minerals, metals and mining on the planet with a combined wealth of well over $300 billion.

Codelco buys in copper to meet deliveries

The world's largest copper miner has been forced to buy from other miners and traders to meet its deliveries to customers, a rare move that underscores how the mining industry is struggling to lift output to meet demand for the red metal.

400,000 tonnes dead weight – Vale's massive ore carriers suffer new setback

Two of Vale's massive Valemax carriers were in Subic Bay, Philippines for just under a month transferring cargo to smaller ships to carry iron ore onto China, because the 400,000 tonne vessels may not dock at Chinese ports.

Canada's Harper tells Americas summit mining has 'vast power to change the way a nation lives'

Mining contributed $50 billion to the country’s GDP in 2011, he said, and provides “well paying” jobs for more than 300,000 Canadians.

Doe Run Peru to be liquidated after rejected restructuring of La Oroya smelter

Metals producer Doe Run Peru’s creditors rejected a restructuring plan the company presented with a view to restarting operations at the La Oroya smelter, said in a statement the Energy and Mines Ministry, Jorge Merino Tafur.

Investors pile back into Guyana Goldfields on new feasibility

Guyana Goldfields vaulted 15.8% on Thursday, after raising just shy of $26 million from an institutional investor and its CEO, and announcing a revised feasibility study for its Aurora gold project in Guyana.

Corazon adds 3 concessions in Nicaragua

Corazon Gold Corp. announces that Nicaragua's Ministry of Energy and Mines ("MEM") and the Autonomous Region of the Northern Atlantic ("RAAN") have granted Corazon three contiguous, 25-year Exploration and Exploitation Concessions located along the Rio Coco River. 

Sandvik Mining signs major project orders

At the end of March, Sandvik Mining signed three major materials handling contracts with customers in Latin America and Australia.

Upsurge in gold production expected in Chile

With nearly 6 million tonnes mined each year, Chile is the world’s chief copper producer. Now, it turns out the country could someday become a leader in gold production as well, giving its neighbour, Peru, a run for its money.

Rio Novo Gold Announces Start of the Drilling Program at Its Toldafria Gold Project in Colombia

Rio NovoGold Inc. (TSX:RN.TO - News)(TSX:RN-WT.TO - News) ("Rio Novo" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that drilling has started at its 100%-owned Toldafria Gold Project, in Colombia.

Chile’s biggest steel and iron-ore producer to invest US$700 million this year

Chile's Compañía de Acero del Pacífico (CAP) will invest nearly US$700 million this year to develop its iron ore projects in the country, president Roberto de Andraca told reporters attending Expomin, one of the world's most important mining exhibitions, in Santiago.

Vale vs IMF: Who are you going to believe?

Using the dismal science to make forecasts and taking risks with real money are two very different things. And the Brazilian giant is definitely putting its money where its mouth is.

Peruvian company Grupo Brescia to extract copper in Chile

Peruvian company Grupo Brescia announced today that it is going ahead with plans to further diversify its investments by mining for copper in neighbouring Chile, reports Portal Minero.

One of the 33 Chilean miners trapped in 2010 ventures underground for first time since rescue

More than one billion people watched the rescue of 33 Chilean miners from a collapsed mine in 2010. Today, one of them has decided to venture underground for the first time since the accident during a tour to a Saskatchewan potash mine.

Anglo American to pump $2 billion into Brazil iron project this year

Anglo American Plc (LON:AAL) will spend over US$ 2 billion this year at its Minas-Rio 5.8-billion ton iron ore project in Brazil, the world’s second-largest exporter of the steel-making ingredient.

Endeavour Silver Reports Record Production in First Quarter, 2012; Produces 1,072,491 Oz Silver (Up 19%) and 6,321 Oz Gold (Up 26%)

Endeavour Silver Corp. (TSX: EDR.TO - News)(NYSE: EXK -News)(Frankfurt: EJD.F - News) announced today that the Company set new records for silver and gold production in the First Quarter, 2012 from the Company's two operating silver mines in Mexico, the Guanacevi Mine in Durango State and the Guanajuato Mine in Guanajuato State.

Peruvian miners rescued this morning

The nine miners trapped in a high altitude underground copper mine in Peru since last Thursday are well and with their families, after they were freed this morning (12:00 GMT).

Orvana targets more gold/silver in Bolivia

The company expects the Don Mario upper mineralized zone at its gold-silver-copper mine in Bolivia to produce 12,500 gold ounces and 500,000 silver ounces, up from its earlier forecast.

Peru's trapped miners: the sinking of the Titanic and the miners who died

With a blogger’s eye, today I celebrate the miners who perished in the sinking of the Titanic. Their story epitomizes the story of all miners; people who go to the next ore body; the next mine; the next chance to earn an honest living; and who face dangers and death at every turn and move.