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.
Latin America Mining News
Global demand for lithium is expected to quadruple by 2025.
But over the long term, the global copper deficit is expected to shrink, and the market will shift to oversupply.
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.
There are real costs associated with conducting project cost estimates in-house.
The complaints come six days ahead of a special shareholders meeting on January 8.
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.
Company has discovered a new copper and gold mineralization at its Porvenir project, located in southern Ecuador.
Barrick now trades as GOLD in New York and continues as ABX in Toronto.
Metso has agreed to acquire HighService Service, the service business of the Chilean mining technology and maintenance provider HighService Corp.
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.
Raw materials have lost ground amid a flurry of signs the pace of expansion will slow next year.
Bullion futures held near a six-month high after topping $1,280 an ounce.
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"
The attention of the mining industry has shifted.
The Oyu Tolgoi project is central to Rio Tinto's push to diversify its portfolio away from iron ore.
Ore grades and efficient processing increase output in the world's top producer of the red metal.
The project at Collahuasi is one of the world's largest copper mines, with an estimated 2018 production of 545,000 tonnes.
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.
Schvartsman, appointed CEO in March 2017 to replace Murilo Ferreira, had been set to end his term in May.
Study shows mining has sparked "unparalleled inorganic compound diversification" like rabbittite at Lucky Strike, Utah and a handful found on smelter walls
Global demand for nickel is seen increasing by 3.4 percent in 2019 from this year to 2.339 million tonnes.
In 2017 Morales started talking about lithium mining. The country holds vast amounts of the mineral.
As mining activity surges, water tables are falling amid growing environmental concerns.
Mining costs rose steadily through the 2000s which should have hurt a lot of gold miners. But it didn’t.