Copper production fell to 153,800 tonnes from 171,900 tonnes, due mostly to lower grades at the company's Centinela and Los Pelambres mines.
Latin America Mining News
Cabral Gold Inc.'s Cuiu Cuiu gold project sits on what was once the territory of migrating miners who came during the Brazilian gold rush of 1978-1995.
Mina Justa, which is expected to require investment of around $1.6 billion, is due to begin construction in the second half of 2018.
The union accepted an offer to begin early negotiations with the Anglo-Australian miner in March to avoid another strike at the northern Chile mine.
The announcement is the last of a string of difficulties Anglo has faced with the iron ore mine, which was expected to produce 16 million tonnes this year, but that will now generate just 3 million tonnes.
Only in 2019, Lima expects to receive $2.9 billion in mining investments.
A group of researchers from Berlin’s Humboldt University published a study where they say that mining activities are the leading cause of social conflicts in Peru.
Along with Argentina and Chile, Bolivia is part of South America's so-called "lithium triangle."
SQM, which operates primarily in Chile's Salar de Atacama, is one of the world's largest and most cost-efficient producers of lithium.
Rusal's 90 percent owned Bauxite Company of Guyana produced 1.05 million tonnes of bauxite - the raw material used to make aluminium - last year.
Chilean copper commission Cochilco forecast on Friday that Chile would produce 5.76 million tonnes of the red metal in 2018.
It took authorities about three hours to be able to dig a back access entrance.
The South American nation hopes to sign a deal with a foreign partner after a decade of state-led development left output far short of goals for the metal.
The Codelco-owned site is prone to mud rush caused by ice melting on the Andes range situated on the surface, a hazard that closed the exploration area for months on end. This combined with the company’s plan to expand operations to the seventh and eighth levels made it crucial to find a solution that would allow them to mine mud ore safely.
The Deputy Secretary of Mining Policy said the world needs Argentina's copper, lithium, gold and silver.
The quarry’s entrance collapsed Wednesday afternoon.
The government of new Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said it would not "impose" mining projects on nearby communities that object to them.
They are seeking to obtain 30 more days to finish details of the plan.
"There is a legitimate concern on the side of the vehicle manufacturers."
Held every two years, Expomin will take place April 23-27, 2018 at the Espacio Riesco Convention Center in Santiago, Chile.
Minas-Rio is Anglo American’s biggest development project, and its bet on the future of iron ore.
The company halted production and transport operations for 90 days at the Minas-Rio mine to comply with a request by authorities that it inspects a pipeline that has leaked twice.
The world's top iron ore producer said that heavy rains in the first three months of the year impacted its output.
The Madre de Dios region has seen a surge in illegal mining operations.
The officials are accused of abuse of power in the case of the 2015 cyanide spill at Barrick Gold's Veladero mine.