Latin America Mining News

Eldorado Gold output slightly below target, shares fall

Company has decided to reconfigure the plan for its Turkey-based Kışladağ mine, which is its flagship operation.

BSGR boss house arrest ends with no charges over Guinea bribery claims

The Israeli billionaire, under house arrest since Dec. 19, has been at the centre of an international investigation into alleged bribery to win mining rights in Guinea.

Final phase of Minas Rio mine expansion a priority for Anglo — report

The company plans to invest a $308 million (R$1 billion) this year to allow the iron ore mine reach a 26.5 million tonnes a year capacity.

Vale not giving up on Rio Colorado potash project just yet

Instead, the company is moving forward with a new prefeasibility study for the Argentina-based asset.

SLIDESHOW: Mining on the mend – 2016 year in review

The global mining industry rebounded from multi-year lows in 2016 – MINING.com's most popular posts of the year tell the story.

Samarco restart a step closer

Vale agrees to pit use for tailings.

The most exciting time to be a mining stock investor

The most exciting time to be a mining stock investor is when a exploration company is drilling and awaiting assays.

Venezuela misses payout to Spokane gold junior

Gold Reserve says initial $300m payment from Venezuela government under $770m copper-gold project seizure settlement "expected in the next few days."

Newly found ‘ghost octopods’ at risk from deep-sea mining

This as the creature lays its eggs on the dead stalks of sponges, attached to rocky crusts, which are rich in metals like manganese.

Could technology prevent another Samarco?

EnviroSuite says using best practice technology is a critical step in mitigating environmental and associated corporate risks, and in reducing the demands of crisis management that follow incidents with major environmental and community impacts.

Vancouver junior mining pump-and-dump scheme exposed

Volkmar Guido Hable, ex Samaranta Mining CEO, will be hauled before a BC Securities Commission panel later this month.

Canadian Wealth Minerals to acquire Chile’s Laguna Verde lithium project

The project, known as Laguna Verde, is located in the country’s north, known for its vast salt flats under which experts say there is enough of the commodity to supply the world for decades.

Vale to sell fertilizer business to Mosaic for $2.5 billion

Mosaic has agreed to acquire most of Vale's phosphate assets in Brazil, its stake in Peru's Bayovar mine and the firm’s Kronau potash project, in Canada.

Vale opens largest iron ore mine in its history

Commercial production starts in January, with a ramp-up to 90 million tonnes per annum by 2020

Brazil police steps up efforts to find mining royalty corruption ring members

Prominent local evangelical pastor among the latest public figures being interrogated.

Eldorado CEO Paul Wright retires, Goldcorp's George Burns takes over

Wright, who joined Eldorado in 1996 and has held several management positions prior to becoming its president and CEO in 1999, will be the company's new chairman.

State of emergency declared in Ecuador after clash at copper mine

A clash between local indigenous peoples and police at a mine in Ecuador has forced a state of emergency.

Ecuador signs key deal with Lundin on Fruta del Norte gold mine

The project, discovered in 2006, is one of the world’s biggest recent gold findings, with reserves estimated at about 4.8 million ounces of gold and 6.3 million ounces of silver.

Newmont facing up to $1.2B impairment charge due to upcoming Yanacocha closure 

As every mining company knows, closing a mine can be costly, especially one the size of Newmont's (NYSE:NEM) Yanacocha in Peru.

Colombia: Golden future, difficult reality

I came to Colombia primarily to answer one question: this country may offer immense mineral potential but is it a good place to spend some investment dollars?

Copper producers feel the Trump bump

Prices are shooting up, but can multibillion-dollar projects be saved?

BSGR to file multi-billion lawsuit against Rio over Simandou

BSGR will sue Rio Tinto in the English High Court to recover losses allegedly caused by Rio's actions, which run to several billions of dollars.

Brazil grants operating license to Vale’s massive S11D iron ore mine

Mine is set to start operations by the end of the year, with first shipment set for January 2017.

Fresh shake-up at Rio Tinto in aftermath of bribery probe

Russian-Canadian Vera Kirikova will become human resources group executive while Simone Niven will assume the corporate relations group executive post.

MMG’s Las Bambas copper mine forced to file new environmental plan

The move is part of the new government's strategy to rebuild trust on the project following deadly protests that halted exports from the mine in October.