Latin America Mining News

Change in management at KGHM International Ltd.

KGHM International Ltd. appointed Robert J. MacDonald, current Chief Financial Officer of the company, to the position of Acting President and Chief Executive Officer.

Goldcorp begins controlled shutdown of Mexico mine, its largest operation

Following a seven-day illegal blockade at its Peñasquito mine by a trucking contractor.

Strike hits Freeport’s Grasberg mine in Indonesia

More than 1,000 workers have gone on strike at Grasberg in a dispute with management over better conditions, including bonus payments.

Energy investment boom expected in northern Chile

The projects, many of them in the renewables sector, are expected to also boost machinery acquisitions and generate close to 3,000 new jobs.

Chinese firm buys Anglo American niobium and phosphate operation in Brazil

CMOC bought Fosfatos Brasil Limitada and Nióbio Brasil Limitada for US$1.7 billion.

Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine to remain suspended

Provincial mining police found Barrick had not installed security cameras and sensors as required.

Vale board not even talking about fertilizer sale

Long-rumoured deal with US Mosaic to buy Brazilian unit worth up to $3 billion goes quiet.

Precious metals, nickel, zinc likely to outperform over next 2 years — analysts

The commodity research teams at Macquarie and Barclays, however, are not as optimistic when it comes to potash, aluminum and steel.

Peruvian gold miners to boost awareness of fairtrade gold

Three special guests from Peru will speak at events across the UK as part of a nationwide push tagged ‘I DO’ to stamp out practices that have tarnished the jewellery industry’s reputation. Fairtrade gold miner […]

Protesters block access to Goldcorp’s Peñasquito mine

The Canadian miner said operations were unaffected, adding it expects the issue to be resolved quickly.

Is Barrick Gold's Veladero mine reopening soon?

In a matter of hours, officials from the Argentinian province of San Juan will deliver a technical report that will seal the fate of Barrick Gold’s Veladero mine.

Newmont responds to independent report on land dispute in Peru

The complex land dispute between members of the Chaupe family and Yanacocha remains a concern for Newmont, the company said.

Newmont’s own investigation shows it violated international standards, and its own

Denver-based Newmont Mining “prioritized eviction and litigation over dialogue” in its fight to acquire Goldman Prize winner Máxima Chaupe’s land in Peru.

Restarted Argentinian mine to yield 1.7 million silver ounces/yr

The Casposo gold-silver mine will soon be milling ore again.

Iron ore price: High cost miners face bloodbath

Increased supply from Brazil and Australia will results in 300 million tonnes of price-induced curtailments through 2020 says new report.

Jaguar intercepts high-grade gold mineralization at Pilar Gold Mine

Underground definition drilling on the Pilar BFII ore body has returned significant high-grade mineralization.

Gold: Top explored commodity

The Canada-U.S. region accounted for 39% of all significant gold results announced between July 1 and Sept. 8, 2015.

Sandspring looking at “gold only” prospect in Guyana

Gold producers in the area have to deal with geopolitical hassles.

Gran Colombia Gold faces production halt amid labour war

“On Friday we won’t have stock if this doesn’t end,” Gran Colombia Gold’s CEO Lombardo Paredes warned.

Canada-US gold mining revenues fall behind

Asia-Pacific, Africa top tables with revenues of $20 billion and $16 billon annually.

Trevali continues to ride zinc wave

Extended mineralization and new zone discovered at its Santander mine in Peru.

Peru, Brazil to emerge as Latin America’s new mining gems

Peru’s significant copper project pipeline and Brazil’s competitive iron ore sector will consolidate them as main drivers of investment in Latin America’s mining sector, says BMI Research.

BHP CEO pay cut in half over Brazil disaster

Deadly November tailings dam burst at Samarco iron ore mine and commodity downturn key considerations to slash executive pay.

Here’s what 50 million extra tonnes of iron ore will do to prices

Prices for the steel-making ingredient are down by 9.8% over a month ago and most of the massive projects expected to come on stream this year are not producing at full steam yet.

Investors can't get enough of South America's 'lithium triangle'

More than half of the world’s identified resources of the mineral are found in South America's "lithium triangle", a region where Canada's Wealth Minerals has been acquiring assets.