Latin America Mining News

Chile's Caserones copper mine close to reach full capacity after weather forced 3-week shutdown

The mine, which began producing in May 2014, has suffered a series of technical problems in its ramp-up phase.

Antofagasta opening exploration office in Peru by year-end

Miner said country offers more favourable conditions to start new projects than Chile, where Antofagasta has majority stakes in four copper mines and has just opened a new one — Antucoya.

Argentina’s Supreme Court to hear case on Barrick's mine

A federal court in Argentina has ruled that the country's Supreme Court should evaluate the government's request to suspend operations at Barrick Gold Corp's Veladero mine

BHP denies it has agreed to sell Samarco stake to Vale

Brazilian newspaper had claimed BHP was selling its stake in the Samarco iron ore mine to its partner Vale.

Scientists find evidence for the formation of thinnest possible diamond

The researchers say the realization of a stable and atomically thick two-dimensional diamond material is still forthcoming

Colombian First Nations protest illegal mining on their traditional territories

The Indigenous groups demand urgent action against 160 mines whose activities -they say- are contaminating rivers, ravines, and the Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta

Leagold Mining receives permit for ramp at Bermejal underground deposit

Expansion project has the potential to increase gold production and extend mine life at Mexico's Los Filos, one of Latin America’s largest gold operations.

Six contractors die at illegal gold mine in Colombia

An explosion at an illegal gold mine in Colombia has killed six security contractors who were working for Continental Gold (TSX:CNL).

Concern in Mexico over gold exploration near nuclear plant

Vancouver-based Candelaria Mining was allowed to continue exploration at the Caballo Blanco gold project

Artisanal miners’ strike impacts Colombian town

Local businesses have joined a general strike started six days ago by at least 10,000 artisanal and ancestral miners

Codelco and Anglo American recognize Metso'scontribution to safety

Metso has been able to improve the safety of operations at both sites by developing and implementing innovative safety enhancements.

Fresnillo silver, gold output jump on San Julian ramp up, higher ores

For the three months to June 30, silver production totalled 14.5 million ounces, a 12% rise from last year, while gold output was 223,000 ounces, up 2.7% from a year earlier.

Why IAMGOLD could be the next gold major: CEO Steve Letwin interview

CEO Stephen Letwin says IAMGOLD – one of the best-performing gold stocks so far in 2017 - is gunning to be a gold major.

Cuba seeks to revive mining sector with new lead and zinc mine

A new lead and zinc mine in northwestern Cuba is on track to start production in October as part of the Caribbean island's attempt to breathe fresh life in its mining sector, the joint venture Emincar overseeing the project said this week.

Glencore bets on copper with $21M investment in Brazilian producer

Glencore (LON:GLEN) has placed a multi-million-dollar bet on copper by investing just over US$21 million (GBP 16.16 million) into Brazilian copper producer Paranapanema (PMA).

BHP $2.5bn expansion of Spence copper mine in Chile approved

Company will make a decision on the plan in August.

Peru hit by nationwide mining strike; govt says situation ‘under control’

The indefinite labour action involves 56 unions, which are protesting a government’s proposed reform they see as "anti-workers".

Clean energy transition to increase demand for minerals — World Bank

Big winners will be aluminum, copper, lead, lithium, manganese, nickel, silver, steel, and zinc and rare earth minerals such as indium, molybdenum, and neodymium.

Rio Tinto axes iron ore export forecast for the year

It also revised down its expected share of hard coking coal for the year to between 7.2 to 7.8 million tonnes from 7.8 to 8.4 million tonnes.

Leagold Q2 production news

Leagold Mining Corporation announces Q2 2017 gold production at the Los Filos Mine of 46,098 oz, which includes 43,980 oz from April 8, 2017 to June 30, 2017.

Chile's Codelco to post earnings above $1 bln this year – CEO

Codelco, which sends all its profits to state coffers, posted a larger profit in the first quarter of 2017 than in all of 2016 as a result of a strict policy of containing costs and a modest recovery in global prices for the red metal.

Copper production to take a quantum leap in this mining nation

Groups estimate that a full 18 new copper projects are set to start production across Peru by 2021.

Rio Tinto in search of the next Escondida mine in Chile

The so-called Palmani project aims to discover and characterize the mining potential of an area located in Chile's extreme north, at about at 2,100 metres of altitude.

Workers vote to strike at Antofagasta, Barrick mine in Chile

Zaldívar produced more than 100,000 tonnes of copper last year.

Uranium Energy acquires Paraguay-based titanium project

The Alto Pará property covers an area of 70,498 ha of land and is located near Itaupu, the second largest hydro-electric dam in the world.