Latin America Mining News

Workers vote to strike at Escondida, world’s largest copper mine

Strike could begin as early as Friday, but will likely be postponed for a five-day government mediation to attempt a resolution.

Argentina concludes official register of glaciers in mining areas

Through a quietly released official announcement, the Federal Environment Secretary of Argentina, Sergio Bergman, informed that Argentina’s National Glacier Inventory has just completed a glacier count in the controversial Famatina Mountains.

Newmont recognized for top sustainability performance – and largest improvements – in global mining sector

Recognition builds on ranking as mining industry’s overall sustainability leader in 2015 and 2016.

Global gold mining output to decline further

Only Africa and Oceania bucking the trend says new study.

TNR Gold Corp. announces strategic changes

TNR Gold Corp. announces resignations and appointees in their recent strategic changes.

Copper takes some shine off Anglo American’s results

The miner reported broadly higher output in the fourth quarter across all divisions, except for copper, which suffered from lower grades and strikes.

The world's 10 largest copper mining projects

INTERACTIVE MAP: Together reserves at the global top 10 copper mining projects are worth more than $360 billion.

International Lithium Corp. announces strategic changes

International Lithium Corp. announces that Kirill Klip, the President of ILC, has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, such that he will act as the CEO, President and Chairman of the Company.

Barrick’s gold output fell almost 10 percent in 2016

But lower all-in sustaining costs mitigated the impact of decreased production, preliminary full-year figures show.

Fresnillo logs record gold and silver output for 2016

This year, the miner expects to produce 58 million ounces to 61 million ounces of silver and between 870,000 ounces and 900,000 ounces of gold.

Copper price jumps to highest since June 2015

Strike threat at BHP's Escondida in Chile, the world's largest copper mine, lifts price to 19-month high.

US demand growth to push copper market into deficit

State forecaster of Chile, responsible for 28% of global copper output, sees US demand bouncing back helping to create supply shortage this year and next.

Chile injects $975 million into state-owned copper giant Codelco

Moves is expected to help the copper giant cope with a recently passed law that forces it to give 10% of its revenues to the armed forces.

Arminera and CAEM work to spread good practices within the sector

The international exhibition, which will be carried out in 2017 in Buenos Aires, will have as an axis the industry commitment with sustainable mining.

This start-up plans to be a top lithium miner in the UK

Cornish Lithium Limited is hoping to lead the development of a lithium industry in the UK after acquiring the rights to drill for the mineral in the ancient mining region of Cornwall.

Yamana Gold resumes operations at mine in Chile after deal with unions

The strike has not had a significant impact on mine and consolidated production, the company said.

Barrick’s chairman wants the miner to be a ‘company of owners’

Executive Chairman John L. Thornton discusses company’s new global employee share plan.

Goldcorp shares lifted by 2017 guidance

World number four miner announces ambitious production, reserves and cost-cutting targets.

First shipment of iron ore from Vale’s new S11D mine en route to Asia

The company has loaded 26,500 tonnes of iron ore onto three ships at the company's port of Ponta de Madeira.

McEwen gold output slightly down in 2016, but liquid assets doubled

Annual consolidated production in 2016 was 145,530 gold equivalent ounces, down from the 154,529 gold equivalent ounces mined in 2015, but liquid assets now worth $64 million.

Copper to be best performing commodity of 2017 — analysts

Experts and industry actors interviewed by MINING.com see prices picking up this year, driven by declining supplies and the prospect of increased demand coming from construction, electric vehicles and other renewable technologies.

Goldcorp sells mines in Mexico, Guatemala for about $470 million

As part of the world's third largest gold producer by market value's ongoing efforts to focus on highly profitable, core assets.

Southern Copper's $1.2bn Peru mine expansion ready by year-end

The new section of the Toquepala open-pit mine in southern Tacna, Peru, is expected to begin operations in early 2018.

Private capital rotating into mining and metals

Private capital funds raised $2.1 billion for mining and metals investment in 2016 – this year 13 funds are targeting $10 billion says new study.

Strike at Yamana Gold mine in Chile enters ninth day, shares fall

Operations have been halted since Friday, when one of the two unions blocked all access to El Peñón as a way to press management.