Latin America Mining News

'Fairtrade' silver makes its global debut in the UK

Premiums on ethically mined silver to be used for investment in local mining communities

Hundreds march against AngloGold Ashanti in Colombia

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Doima, a small town in central Colombia, about 80 km West of the capital Bogota, to oppose a proposed AngloGold Ashanti (NYSE:AU) (JSE:ANG), gold processing plant for its 100%owned La Colosa project.

Colombia's Cerrejon exceeds coal exports and production targets for 2012

The operation —a joint venture between BHP Billiton (ASX, NYSE:BHP), Anglo American (LON:AAL) and Xstrata (LON:XTA)— produced 34.6 million tons of coal last year, 4% more than the projected 33.3 million tons and exported 32.8 million tons, 2.5% over the 32 million ton target.

Anglo American sells stake in Brazilian iron ore mine

The global mining giant is selling its 70% stake in the Amapa iron ore operation in Brazil to Zamin Ferrous.

Chile delays copper, gold projects worth $39bn

Nearly 25% of the mining copper and gold projects considered in the total 2012 portfolio for the country were hindered.

India and Brazil to replace China as main drivers of resources demand: report

A second wave of raw materials demand from India and Brazil will support the global mining industry says global accountancy firm KPMG

BHP holds a whopping 1,425 permits in Peru

BHP obtained 144 exploration permits in the South American country in 2012

Subcontractors bring Caserones to a halt until February

Currently, only 900 workers out of the usual 18,000 workers have showed up for work at the mine.

Colombia backs eco-friendly gold production

Small-scale miners paid a 15% premium to adopt mercury-free mining techniques

Colossus minerals reaches mineralized zone in secondary development

The bulk sample location was modified as part of the Company's periodic re-evaluation of mine design.

Barrick Gold to be penalized for breaching environmental regulations at Pascua Lama project in Chile

Although details of sanctions have not been disclosed, the company could be facing either a fine or the cancellation of environmental permits.

Brazilian mining companies focus on iron ore mining

In early December, when Vale presented its investment program for 2013, the company stated that it would mainly focus on its Serra Sul project in Carajás.

Major mining projects to be carried out in Chile in 2013

Like Lumina Copper which will initiate production of copper cathodes at the Caserones mine in February.

Asteroids mining and miners told to work over Christmas among our most-read stories of 2012

The chance of start mining asteroids, workers told ‘death’ only excuse for not working on Christmas and MINING.com's very own list of top billionaires involved in minerals and metals, became some of the most-read stories of 2012.

Juniors place Mexico among top gold-producers

Relatively high gold prices during 2012 compelled companies to start mining more aggressively in the challenging terrain of the Guerrero Gold Belt (GGB), an emerging gold mining district in Mexico.

Gold likely to hold 'steady-to-firm' in 2013

Gold is likely to hold steady-to- firm in 2013 and could reach Rs 33,000-level as economic growth prospects improve and certain international factors push up the commodity's price, market experts have said.

It’s getting warm in Antarctica, but mining still a pipe dream

The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is warming at three times the global average. Would this open the door for mining?

To become a major minerals producer, Venezuela's biggest challenge is itself

Venezuela has its eye on becoming a major minerals producer, though its capacity to do so is in question, according to Maplecroft's principal Latin America analyst James Lockhart-Smith.

CB Gold Inc. issues stock options

The company announces the issuance of up to 3,080,000 incentive stock options to various directors, advisory board members, officers, employees and key consultants.

Anglo resumes work at Minas Rio

Green light for transmission line was the final hurdle to clear.

Antofagasta's cancellation brings value of shelved projects in Chile to $17bn

World's number one copper producer is not ramping up production as expected.

Copper production increased by 14.9% YoY in Peru in October 2012

According to a report by the National Statistics Institute in Peru.

Investments in lithium projects in Argentina total USD 4 billion in 2012

Global lithium reserves are estimated to total 10 million metric tons, of which 9 million metric tons are thought to be located in Latin America, mainly Argentina, Chile and Bolivia.

Antofagasta: Suspension of Antucoya copper project will not impact other projects

Antofagasta's CEO Diego Hernandez has confirmed that the suspension of the Antucoya copper project in Chile will not impact other projects.

The greatest mining flameouts of 2012

The notable flops, failures and flameouts of the year.