The smelter has had its restart delayed because of issues related to Canadian construction firm SNC-Lavalin, contracted for the project.
Latin America Mining News
This is the sixth round of sanctions since January by the U.S., which is seeking to wrest power and the military’s loyalty away from Maduro.
Ecuador has tethered its economic fortunes to a burgeoning mining industry. Now it just needs to get bureaucrats and community leaders on board.
The 982-million-tonne Llurimagua copper project is located in the Imbabura Province, about 80 km northeast of Ecuador's capital of Quito.
The Chilean miner expects demand to outstrip supply in 2019 as consumption growth remains positive, but production increases continue to be minimal.
This pilot project is expected to generate 150 MWh/year from 256 photovoltaic cells.
A union at the Sierra Gorda copper mine, controlled by Polish mining company KGHM, could go on strike this week after rejecting the latest offer in contract negotiations.
In the fourth quarter, total mining output increased 3.1% from the previous three-month period and 1.3% from a year ago.
Vale has faced growing pressure to prove that its remaining dams are safe.
The world’s iron ore producer has faced continued backlash from Brazilian authorities since the deadly mining dam accident that killed around 300 people in January.
Decision doesn't determine the final faith of the long-delayed and polemic project, as the case has been sent back to the Environmental Court for review by a different panel of judges, a process that could last several months.
Miner has hit back at a push to make it more accountable for carbon emissions produced by its customers, including Chinese steel makers.
A look at eight majors and juniors exploring for gold worldwide.
More than 11,000 hectares of forest have been destroyed in the southeastern Madre de Dios department.
Newmont's ownership in Continental could increase to 28%
Brazil is preparing legislation that would clear the way for both private and foreign investment in prospecting and mining for uranium in the country.
Brazilian prosecutors requested that mining company Vale SA be ordered to guarantee the funds.
The body, which looks into the way the Polish state operates and how it spends public funds, says the company has spent more than $5.2B in three years on the underperforming Sierra Gorda mine.
The $400 million plant expansion, once complete, would allow the Chinese-backed SQM to eventually produce as much as 180,000 tonnes of lithium carbonate a year from its Atacama salt flat operations.
The Nivre deposit contains 18.9 million indicated tonnes grading 1.09 grams gold per tonne for 665,000 ounces of gold.
The newly installed panels at the Los Bronces copper mine have the capacity to produce 86 kilowatts.
Advantage Lithium has temporarily replaced CEO David Sidoo after he was arrested last week by U.S. authorities.
The mine is the company’s biggest in the South American country.
Brazil's government wants Congress to reconsider a decades-old proposal to allow mining in indigenous reserves, which occupy 13% of the country's territory.
The conference regularly attracts 500 attendees from more than 40 countries; representing the key producers, consumers, traders, distributors, and end-users.