Latin America Mining News

Siemens supplies the electrical equipment for the Cerro Negro Norte iron ore mine in Chile

Siemens is supplying the entire electrical equipment pre-configured in E-Houses for a fast start-up and efficient operation of the plant.

Australia's Arrium appoints new CEO

The company has promoted one of its own employees to head the steelmaker and iron ore mining company.

Top 10 gold companies in 2012

Seven out of 10 companies faced decreases in their attributable gold output.

Carroll: Minas Rio, Grosvenor protects Anglo from takeover

Two greenfields projects will throw off cash.

Peru's Antamina set to produce 450,000 tonnes copper this year

The mine is one of the world's biggest copper-zinc pits.

Goldcorp finishes 2012 strong with record quarterly production

Company puts out 700,400 ounces of gold with revenues of $1.4 billion in its fourth quarter.

China, Ghana gold production spike, others fall

The top 10 gold producing countries mined out 1,799 tonnes of the precious metal which is 2% more than in 2011.

Moody's issues water warning to miners

Scarcity puts pressure on capex and raises operational risks.

Barrick Gold suffers $4.2 billion writedown

The hefty impairment charge reflects higher-than-anticipated operating and sustaining capital costs at Lumwana.

Rio Tinto smashed by largest ever loss, new CEO vows cuts

The mining giant provided investors with a sour Valentine’s treat as it posted a $3 billion loss, its first ever full-year loss.

Chile mining set for two break-out years as $14bn projects come on stream

It's not only copper production that's ramping up, but massive iron ore and gold projects are also nearing completion.

Death of mining executives in Mexico likely to be elaborate scam: report

Mexican authorities and U.S. Consulate in Guadalajara unable to confirm the deaths. Investors claim nobody ever met the executives.

Petaquilla claims legal win over Inmet on mining rights in Panama

Panama's Supreme Court backed Petaquilla's exploration and extraction rights in five areas of Panama's Donoso District.

UN report on Xstrata Nickel's Loma Miranda project to be presented in April

United Nations to report on Xstrata Nickel Dominican project

Men found dead in Mexico river said to be Southridge Minerals main executives

The bodies, corresponding to two men in their late 30’s, were found by farmers who also recovered documents with the names of Michel Davies and Derald Johnston, which are the names of the firm's CEO and CFO.

B2Gold hit by protests, blockade in Nicaragua

Police fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse hundreds of artisanal miners protesting B2Gold's expansion plans.

Dominican Republic: Xstrata is safe, but Barrick should pay higher taxes

The country's Mining Agency said it would likely let Xstrata go ahead with mine expansion plans, but added Barrick's Pueblo Viejo contract should be reviewed.

The Pope quits: Who will give Anglo’s Cutifani divine assistance now?

Entering Anglo American CEO, Mark Cutifani, recently turned to the Vatican for advice on community relations. Will the Pope Benedict XVI's exit affect Anglo's decisions?

Central Bank of Chile: copper exports reached USD 3.47 billion in January 2013

Chilean copper exports reach 3.47 billion in January.

Newmont's Peru ambitions take another knock as water authority rejects Yanacocha expansion

First Conga, now a new pit at South America's biggest gold mine is blocked.

Barrick urges the Dominican Republic to honour Pueblo Viejo’s contract

Local authorities are reviewing the contract with Barrick in a bid to make it “more favourable” to the country.

New setback for Inmet’s $6 billion copper project in Panama

The country’s Supreme Court ruled against Inmet's land rights claims near Petaquilla’s concessions.

World's richest man Carlos Slim's mining firm run out of town

Minera Frisco suspends exploration near Tetela de Ocampo after protests by residents and environmental activists.

Strike stops work at Colombia's biggest coal producer

Cerrejon and workers at loggerheads over employment contract.

Belo Sun drops 7% as doubts over $1 billion Amazon gold mine creep in

Brazil's federal authorities issue new warnings about environmental and social impact of the country largest gold project.