Latin America Mining News

Chile okays lithium miner SQM's plan to remedy water violations

The 18-month remediation plan includes a new online system to monitor SQM's extraction rates of both brine and fresh water from beneath the salt flat.

Chilean lithium exports continue rise, to $949m in 2018 – central bank

Global demand for lithium is expected to quadruple by 2025.

Global copper market under supplied, demand on the rise — report

But over the long term, the global copper deficit is expected to shrink, and the market will shift to oversupply.

Ecuador’s rising opposition to mining may thwart exploration boom

As mining projects face headwinds from rising tensions, investors' courage will be tested, says Fitch Solutions Macro Research, which could hinder Ecuador’s plan to attract $4 billion to the sector by 2021.

Top 3 reasons to avoid running project cost estimates in-house

There are real costs associated with conducting project cost estimates in-house.

Activists file securities complaints against Vancouver miners

The complaints come six days ahead of a special shareholders meeting on January 8.

Anglo American management shake-up sees Brazil-based CEO replaced

Ruben Fernandes, who has led the company’s iron ore and nickel interests in the South American country for almost three years, will become CEO of Base Metals effective March 1.

SolGold begins 2019 strong on new mineralization at Ecuador project

Company has discovered a new copper and gold mineralization at its Porvenir project, located in southern Ecuador.

New era for Barrick Gold begins

Barrick now trades as GOLD in New York and continues as ABX in Toronto.

Metso makes Chilean acquisition

Metso has agreed to acquire HighService Service, the service business of the Chilean mining technology and maintenance provider HighService Corp.

Blackwater founder launches fund to invest in electric car battery metals

The founder of the US private security company aims to raise as much as $500 million to invest in deposits of metals such as cobalt, lithium and copper.

Commodities cap another dismal year as '19 offers tough test

Raw materials have lost ground amid a flurry of signs the pace of expansion will slow next year.

Gold barrels into 2019 as growth concerns spur demand for haven

Bullion futures held near a six-month high after topping $1,280 an ounce.

Galaxy Resources receives partnership offers for flagship Argentinian project

Galaxy will only proceed with a strategic partner "if the final terms of the relationship properly recognise the fundamental underlying value of Sal de Vida"

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Rio Tinto, Mongolia sign power deal for Oyu Tolgoi copper mine

The Oyu Tolgoi project is central to Rio Tinto's push to diversify its portfolio away from iron ore.

Chile monthly copper output highest in 13 years

Ore grades and efficient processing increase output in the world's top producer of the red metal.

Chile's Collahuasi aims to extend output at copper mine with $3.2B project

The project at Collahuasi is one of the world's largest copper mines, with an estimated 2018 production of 545,000 tonnes.

Chile to delay arbitration with top lithium producer Albemarle

Under the contract, Albemarle had agreed to provide as much as 25 percent of its annual production at a discount to companies seeking to produce battery metals within Chile.

Board of Brazil's Vale gives CEO Schvartsman another term

Schvartsman, appointed CEO in March 2017 to replace Murilo Ferreira, had been set to end his term in May.

Human activity creates 208 new mineral species

Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls

Japan's Sumitomo Metal sees global nickel deficit nearly halving in 2019

Global demand for nickel is seen increasing by 3.4 percent in 2019 from this year to 2.339 million tonnes.

Bolivia: Where revolutionaries and lithium miners go to die

In 2017 Morales started talking about lithium mining. The country holds vast amounts of the mineral.

Life-blood of Tesla batteries hits supply limits in Andean mine

As mining activity surges, water tables are falling amid growing environmental concerns.

How to profit from low-grade gold mines

Mining costs rose steadily through the 2000s which should have hurt a lot of gold miners. But it didn’t.